Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Bell 429 Helicopters Spotted at Emerald Airport

A wonderful surprise for 'AC' at Emerald Airport early on Tuesday 1 July were a pair of  Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Bell 429 Helicopters.  It is believed that the two 'Global Ranger' helicopters - serials N49-048 and N49-049 - had arrived the previous evening from the South.

Shortly after these photos were taken, 'AC' reports that two helicopters departed together North to Townsville using the radio callsign of "Medusa Black".

Incidentally, Emerald Airport recorded a minimum temperature Tuesday morning of 2 degrees - with a dew point of minus 2 degrees.  As this photo below shows, it was a bit icy at Emerald Airport!

Sincere thanks to 'AC' for sending through these great photos of a couple of great movements into Emerald!

Photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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