Thursday, June 5, 2014

RACQ Careflight Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service (SCHRS) BK117 B-2 VH-EHQ Calls Into Biloela / Thangool Airport

Noted calling into Biloela / Thangool Airport on Thursday 5 June was the RACQ Careflight / Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service (SCHRS) Kawasaki BK117 B-2 helicopter VH-EHQ.

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It called in from its Bundaberg base and later departed to Moura.  From Moura, VH-EHQ - "Rescue 522" - flew direct to Bundaberg Hospital presumably completing a med-evac mission.

The SCHRS operates two BK117 helicopters through the Wide Bay region - including Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay - with VH-EHQ joined by VH-BKV ("Rescue 511").

The SCHRS - formally known as AGL Action Rescue - merged with CareFlight Group Queensland in July 2013.  The SCHRS and the iconic RACQ CareFlight Rescue now come under the umbrella of CareFlight Group Queensland.

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Incidentally, one other interesting movement through Biloela / Thangool Airport in recent days was the visit of New South Wales-based Wettenhall Air Service Swearingen SA226T Merlin III VH-SSL.

The Merlin initially called in from Griffith and its Deniliquin base on Sunday 1 June.  After staying overnight, it ventured North to Ayr before returning later on Monday 2 June.  It then departed back to Deniliquin via Griffith.

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