Meanwhile, also on Monday 13 November, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Search and Rescue (SAR) Bell 412EP helicopter VH-VAA departed Rockhampton Airport for Clermont Aerodrome, Hughenden and Cloncurry.
VH-VAA is owned by Lloyd Helicopters and operated by CHC Helicopters Australia for the RAAF and has been noted using the RAAF Support radio callsign of "Choppa 82" while looking to complete duties in support of the Australian Army's Exercise Diamond Run which has just wrapped up in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).
UPDATE! On Tuesday 14 November, VH-VAA was noted continuing from Cloncurry to Burketown, Macarthur River Mine then RAAF Base Tindal at Katherine.
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman ©