Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Few More Photos of Heli Niugini Bell 407 Helicopter P2-HBW at Rockhampton Airport Sunday

As we mentioned below, over the course of the weekend, Heli Niugini Bell 407 helicopter P2-HBW looked to complete a ferry flight South from Papua New Guinea (PNG) through parts of Central Queensland.  Late in the afternoon on Saturday 28 January, it arrived at Mackay Airport from Townsville before continuing South on Sunday 29 January and being photographed by local plane spotter 'IAD' as it arrived into Rockhampton Airport.

After taking on fuel, P2-HBW continued to Bundaberg Airport and points further South.

Also arriving into Rockhampton Airport over the weekend was Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Bell 412 helicopter VH-LSY.  It appears to have commenced operations with the locally-based Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) as "Rescue 300".

The 'regular' Capricorn Rescue "Rescue 300" - Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Bell 412EP VH-EPR - has positioned to Mackay Airport for planned maintenance.

Of interest, currently operating out of Mackay Airport for the locally-based Central Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service (CQ Rescue) as "Rescue 412" is Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Bell 412EP VH-VAU.


It arrived into Mackay Airport from maintenance at Coffs Harbour earlier in the year.

The 'regular' CQ Rescue "Rescue 412" - Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Bell 412EP VH-CQJ - remains at Coffs Harbour undergoing planned maintenance.

Sincere thanks to 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!.

Photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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