On Friday 14 July, local plane spotter Kayanne H was on hand to capture some nice photos as Royal Australian Navy (RAN) marked NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-021 arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Williamson Airfield in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) using the Australian Army radio callsign of "Pegasus 11".
It made two such visits, each time dropping off and picking up passengers.
Meanwhile, a little earlier on Friday 14 July, fellow RAN MRH-90 A40-037 was noted visiting Rockhampton Airport as "Poseidon 37".
And as it has done most days this week, RAN Bell 429 'Global Ranger' helicopter N49-049(049) was heard to complete yet another local flight out of and back to Rockhampton Airport as "Medusa 49".
In other helicopter action associated with joint Military Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 (TS17) on Friday 14 July, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-SYJ "Choppa 27" was heard arriving into Rockhampton Airport on a med-evac from Shoalwater Bay.
And finally, a flight four Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopters were heard to complete a sortie out of and back to 'Camp Rocky' as "Spartan".
The Blackhawks are flown by the Australian Army's 171st Aviation Squadron (forming part of the 6th Aviation Regiment) based at Holsworthy Barracks near Sydney.
Sincere thanks once again to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©