Of the civilian helicopters, McDermott Aviation / Heli-Lift Australia operated several flights in the Mackay and Whitsundays region with their the pair of AS365N2 Dauphin helicopters N38MD 'Helitack 429' and N365JL 'Helitack 475'.
While visiting from Townsville was Nautilus Aviation Bell Helicopter Textron Canada 412EP helicopter VH-ZVP.
A great job by all the operators in very trying circumstances . Your patience, persistence and professionalism is truly appreciated by the local communities you have assisted!
Some great photos we've been privileged to receive and share. Sincere thanks to the Mackay plane spotters for their help!
All photos taken by 'AC' ©