It flew South from Mackay Airport on Tuesday 19 July and might be in town to operate in-place of, or alongside, the current Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) Bell 412EP VH-EPR "Rescue 300".
Meanwhile, an interesting Bell 206L-1 VH-FKT of Roncato Helicopters of Ayr was also spotted departing Rockhampton Airport for the South on Wednesday 20 July.
Of interest, the 1979-built LongRanger II also uses airborne firefighting callsign of "Firebird 419" and has previous wore the American and Venezuelan registration markings of N27766 and YV-376CP.
Finally, a couple of interesting light General Aviation (GA) fixed-wing aircraft have also been noted passing through Rockhampton Airport this week including Western Australia-base Cirrus SR-22 VH-ICE which arrived from Bourke on Monday 18 July. It departed to Cairns on Tuesday 19 July.
And Tecnam P-2002JF Sierra ultralight 24-7086 also passed through Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 19 July heading North to Townsville.
Photos taken by Trevor Hardsman and Kayanne Hardsman ©