Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Couple of Australian Army Helicopters Also Spotted at Rockhampton on Tuesday

As well as the RAAF KC-30A (MRTT) A39-002 touching down at Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 8 July, Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopter A25-219 also called in for a brief visit.

The Blackhawk was noted to arrive from Bundaberg, and after taking on fuel, it was captured by local plane spotter Kayanne H as it departed to Mackay.

A25-219 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Spartan 219".

Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday 8 July, a flight of two Australian Army Commonwealth CA-32 (Bell 206B/OH-58A) Kiowa helicopters were spotted by Trevor H overflying Rockhampton heading South to Hervey Bay.

It is believed the two Kiowas - although they identified themselves as "Bell 206s" - departed near Rockhampton Airport, and were heard to use the radio callsign of "Breaker".

A flight of three Kiowas used this callsign on Saturday 5 July as they transited Rocky airspace heading North.

Sincere thanks to Kayanne and Trevor for sending through these great photos of some more great visitors to Rockhampton!

Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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