As can be seen, they were (unfortunately) parked in a spot not really useful for plane spotters, so Ben has done an excellent job to capture these images.
He reports that the six choppers left Rockhampton Airport in two groups of three - heading North. As the second group departed, he noted two serials - A17-046 and A17-014.
Lets's hope all the military aviation action seen today and this week at Rockhampton Airport is a pre-cursor to what enthusiasts could see during the upcoming exercises being held in the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) - most notably Talisman Saber 2013.
Meanwhile, fellow spotter 'IAD' ventured to Rockhampton Airport a little later on Saturday 6 April, and captured a great study of the RAAF Challenger 604 bizjet A37-002.
It was noted departing later in the afternoon for Brisbane as "Envoy 50".
Photos taken by Ben O'Dowd and ‘IAD’ ©