Earlier in the week I had received a tip of some special helicopter arrivals into Rockhampton Airport this week, and when Ben O popped out there for a quick look on Thursday 29 March, he couldn't believe his eyes when three Australian Army Commonwealth CA-32 (Bell 206B/OH-58A) Kiowa helicopters flew in.
As shown in Ben's photos, the three choppers - A17-051, A17-038, and A17-036 - all arrived around the same time, before taking on fuel and continuing their journey South-bound.
Despite the fact that these three Kiowas were participants in Exercise Talisman Sabre and made frequent flights in and out of Rockhampton Airport during that time last year, their visit back into Rockhampton this week was most welcome!
Also arriving into Rockhampton Airport about the same time as the Kiowas was the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (Jayrow Helicopters) Sikorsky S-76A VH-JRD which is pictured arriving back the Airport as "Rescue 300".
Thanks Ben for your great pics!