Tuesday, April 5, 2016

RAAF Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Sikorsky S-76A Helicopter VH-LAH at Bundaberg Airport Monday


On Monday 4 April, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue Sikorsky S-76A helicopter VH-LAH was noted visiting Bundaberg Airport.  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".

File photo taken by Col  ©

VH-LAH looked to fly North from RAAF Base Amberley and returned back there later in the day.

UPDATE!  VH-LAH was in fact tasked to fly to Bundaberg Airport from Amberley to be on 'stand-by' in case of an incident involving RAAF F/A-18 Hornets from No.77 Squadron of RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle which were conducting exercises off the coast near Bundy on Monday.

I hope to this clarifies things!

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