Thursday, July 6, 2017

United States Army (US Army) Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter 12-28435 at Mackay and Rockhampton Airports as "Stampede 01"

On Wednesday 5 July, United States Army (US Army) Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter 12-20435 called into Mackay and Rockhampton Airports on a flight originating out of Townsville.  It was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Stampede 01"

After parking at Rockhampton Airport for a short period of time, the Blackhawk re-positioned and landed inside the Australian Army Defence Support Group (DSG) 'Camp Rocky' adjacent to Rockhampton Airport.  

On Thursday 6 July, 12-20435 was noted back at Rockhampton Airport and soon after, it departed to Williamson Airfield within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

At the time of writing, it appears that the Blackhawk has returned to Camp Rocky.

As mentioned previously, I believe the Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter is of the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade - 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment "Diamond Head".

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

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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