Friday, October 25, 2013

Australian Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook A15-152 at Rockhampton Airport This Week

Another chook at Rockhampton Airport!

Photographed by local plane spotters Don W and 'IAD' at Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 23 October was Australian Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook A15-152.

Some research on A15-152 suggests that this Chinook is a recent acquisition for the Australian Army - delivered to the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville in June 2012.  Prior to this, A15-152 (c/n M.3317) flew with the United States Army Aviation Branch as 89-00163.

Certainly a great sight at Rockhampton Airport, and this made three of the big transport helicopters on the ground, with the two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing CH-47SD Chinooks still based at Rockhampton Airport.

Photos taken by Don Williams and 'IAD'  ©

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