Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CQ Rescue lands at Clermont Aerodrome

With the new helipad fully operational at Clermont Hospital it was strange to see CQ Rescue Bell 412 VH-BZH (pictured) making a patient transfer at Clermont Aerodrome!

The big bell is owned by CHC Helicopters but is operated by the RACQ Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service. CQ Rescue also operates another Bell 412 VH-NSV, as well as Aerospatiale SA365 Dauphin VH-PVK, although the latter hasn't been seen for a little while. These are also operated by CHC Helicopters who have the contact to provide CQ Rescue with helicopters.

CQ Rescue is a valuable service and they service a vast area of Central Queensland, making patient transfers to Townsville and Mackay from parts as far west as Clermont, and north to Hamilton Island. CQ Resuce holds an annual appeal during August and September, although donations are welcomed all year round. Visit the CQ Rescue website ( for details.

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