Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ex Talisman Saber - RAAF Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-SYJ "Choppa 27" Departs Rockhampton Airport

After arriving into Rockhampton Airport at the start of the month, CHC Helicopters Australia / Lloyd Helicopters Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-SYJ was noted departing from Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 25 July heading to RAAF Base Amberley as "Choppa 27".

VH-SYJ arrives into Rockhampton Airport  (File photo)

The Agusta was believed to be operating for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in a Search and Rescue (SAR) role by CHC Helicopters / Lloyd Helicopters and was based in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) during joint Military Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 (TS17).

VH-SYJ "Choppa 27" was noted completing some med-evac flights from 'Camp Growl' (within Shoalwater Bay) to Rockhampton during the Exercise.

Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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