Tuesday, February 4, 2020

RAAF Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-SYV "Choppa 42" Pops into CQ Airports

On Tuesday 4 February, CHC Helicopters Australia / Lloyd Helicopters Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-SYV was noted passing through some Central Queensland Airports while heading potentially heading back to RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory.

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VH-SYV was flying as "Choppa 42" and originally departed RAAF Base Amberley for Roma Airport before it then continued to Longreach Airport.  After taking on additional fuel, VH-SYV "Choppa 42" then continued to Mount Isa where it appeared to be staying for the night.

UPDATE!  On Thursday 6 February, VH-SYV "Choppa 42" continued from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek and then RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory.

VH-SYV at Tennant Creek  (Photo contributed...)

The Agusta operates for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in a Search and Rescue (SAR) role by CHC Helicopters / Lloyd Helicopters.

VH-SYV had flown South from RAAF Base Tindal to RAAF Base Amberley in December last year - see Blog post HERE.

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