It was spotted on the ground at Gladstone Airport and later departing to Toowoomba where it looked to be spending the night.
On Friday 22 June, VH-HRP "Choppa 22" was due to continue to Armidale and then RAAF Base Williamtown (Newcastle).
VH-HRP "Choppa 22" has been in Townsville in recent weeks where it participated in the RAAF's Exercise High Sierra - the final training exercise for pilots graduating from Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit. No. 2OCU Squadron which operates out of Williamtown.
The Exercise finished this week and featured a mass departure of RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet and British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 jet aircraft from Townsville earlier on Thursday 21 June. They were heard refuelling with RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-005 "Dragon 38" over inland Central Queensland as they flew South to Williamtown.
Photos taken by Col B and 'Shinpow16' ©