After being spotted on the ground at Emerald Airport the previous day, the Columbia Helicopters (USA) Boeing-Vertol Chinook 234LR helicopter N238CH continued on its journey to Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Tuesday 6 December being photographed while visiting Mackay Airport.
It flew into Mackay directly from Emerald and after refuelling, departed to Townsville and then Cairns.
UPDATE! On Wednesday 7 December, N238CH continued further North to Cooktown and Horn Island before finally finishing the day at Port Moresby (PNG).
All photos taken by 'AC' ©