|VH-ESD at Mackay Airport (File photo)|
I suspect it was flying into retirement given that QGAir Rescue flew its brand new Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopters (Agusta) AW139 VH-EGK into Townsville last Sunday 31 March - see Blog post below.
|VH-EGK arrives into Townsville (File photo)|
VH-EGK appears to have taken up service out of the Townsville Airport Base as "Rescue 521" also on Monday 8 April.
Another pair of QGAir Rescue Agusta AW139 helicopters - VH-ESH and VH-EZJ - remain in Far North Queensland and seems to be alternate operating between Townsville and also the QGAir Rescue Cairns Airport base.
Late in 2018, fellow QGAir Rescue Bell 412EP VH-ESB looked to fly into retirement departing Townsville and ending up at Mudgee in New South Wales.
UPDATE! On Tuesday 9 April, VH-ESD continued South from Archerfield to Tamworth and then Mudgee on New South Wales.
Photos taken by 'JM' and Leroy ©