Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Australian Army Blackhawk Helicopter A25-112 "Redback 112" & Customs Dash-8-200 VH-ZZI at Rockhampton Airport

An interesting arrival in Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 25 February was Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk Helicopter A25-112.

What made the arrival interesting was that the Blackhawk was using the radio callsign of "Redback 112", which until now, I thought was used at Army Kiowa helicopters.


As shown, A25-112 carried additional external fuel tanks and was noted to arrive from the South and later depart further to the North.

Of interest, at the time of writing, it is believed that another Army Blackhawk helicopter - A25-205 - was also at Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 26 February as the radio callsign "Redback 205" was heard by local spotters.

Also captured by local plane spotter 'IAD' at Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 25 February was Surveillance Australia / Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Dash-8-200 VH-ZZI, which arrived from parts unknown as "Customs 77".

Thanks for the great photos mate!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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