Monday, June 8, 2015

RAAF Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Sikorsky S-76A Helicopter VH-LAH at Gladstone and Mackay Airports

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue Sikorsky S-76A helicopter VH-LAH was spotted passing through Gladstone and Mackay Airports on Monday 8 June.

VH-LAH is owned by Lloyd Helicopters and operated by CHC Helicopters Australia, and is one of a number of choppers used for RAAF Search and Rescue jobs. It uses the radio callsign of "Chopper 7".

VH-LAH was heading to Townsville where RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from Number 6 Squadron will conduct Exercise Rhino Strike this week from RAAF Base Townsville and in the surrounding areas.

Photo taken by Col  ©

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