A first for Central Queensland and local plane spotters with Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-024 noted passing through Rockhampton Airport on Friday 15 April using the callsign "Warhorse 24".
The "Warhorse" callsign is used by B Squadron of the 5th Aviation Regiment of the Australian Army based at Townsville and this is the first time that an MRH-90 has been heard to be using this callsign. The "Warhorse" callsign had previously been used by Townsville-based Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopters until their transfer to the 6th Aviation Regiment in Sydney.
A40-024 flew into Rocky from the South and later departed onward to Townsville.
Meanwhile, also on Friday 15 April, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules A97-448 was noted conducting airwork high overhead Gladstone Airport as "Ausy 555".
File photo taken by 'IAD' ©