Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue Sikorsky S-76A helicopter VH-LAH was captured arriving into Gladstone Airport on Sunday 28 June by local plane spotters Jamie and Tash.
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 South from Townsville where RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from Number 6 Squadron have just concluded Exercise Rhino Strike from RAAF Base Townsville and in the surrounding areas.
I believe that VH-LAH may have earlier called into Mackay Airport before landing at Gladstone.
Sincere thanks to Jamie and Tash for taking the time to capture and send through these awesome photos!
Photos taken by Jamie and Tash ©