Local plane spotter Scott H was on hand on Tuesday after VH-SEV had looked to earlier arrive from the Sunshine Coast. It looked to continue further North on Wednesday 14 February.
Then, on Friday 16 February, VH-SEV was again noted calling into Rockhampton Airport, this time, it was heading back South.
VH-SEV spent several years in the skies over Sydney and New South Wales (NSW) operating for the Channel 7 television network. It was re-registered in August 2017 to Rotor Head P/L also in Sydney.
UPDATE! On Monday 12 March, VH-SEV suffered an engine failure and possible fire at Bankstown Airport in Sydney. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating and reports that "During landing, the pilot experienced a suspected failure of the no. 2 engine and shut it down. After landing, smoke and fire was detected emanating from the engine cowls. Post-flight, it was determined the exhaust ducts had become detached and the exhaust collector was badly damaged."
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by Scott Harris ©