Local plane spotters Travis W and 'IAD' were also on hand on Tuesday 19 April as NH Industries MRH-90 helicopter A40-019 called into Rockhampton Airport from the South. It touched down shortly after the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-003 conducted its first missed approach also at Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 19 April - see below!
It appears that the MRH-90 was ferrying north to Townsville where that type is in service the Australian Army's 5th Aviation Regiment. It was interesting to note that A40-019 still wears Royal Australian Navy (RAN) titles on its port side.
A40-019 was heard to be using the usually Army utilised radio callsign of "Checker 03".
Thanks to Travis and 'IAD' for capturing and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by Travis Whiting and 'IAD' ©