Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ex Talisman Saber 2017 - Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Helicopters Pop into Rockhampton Airport - NH90 NZ3306 and Seasprite NZ3618

During the afternoon on Wednesday 12 July, a pair of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) helicopters were noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport and the nearby Australian Army Defence Support Group (DSG) 'Camp Rocky' .

NH90 Helicopter NZ3306 was heard to arrive into 'Camp Rocky' as "Warrior 06".

It later departed in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) but was heard to return to 'Camp Rocky' a little later in the day.

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite NZ3618 was also heard to call into Rockhampton Airport as "Seasprite 18".

File photo

It later departed North towards Proserpine before it was heard flying off the coast on return to the HMNZS Canterbury multi-role vessel (MRV) of the Royal New Zealand Navy which is presently in the Coral Sea off CQ.  It is believed that the NH90 NZ3306 also returned to the ship a little while later.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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