Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pacific Helicopters Ltd (PNG) Eurocopter AS350B3 Squirrel Helicopter P2-PHP Spotted at Rockhampton Airport

On Thursday 20 September, recently registered Pacific Helicopters Ltd of Papua New Guinea (PNG) Eurocopter AS350B3 Squirrel helicopter P2-PHP was spotted passing through Rockhampton Airport.

It looked to arrive from the South – possibly Redcliffe – and later departed to the North.

At the time of writing, P2-PHP is due to continue to Townsville and Cairns on Friday 21 September.

P2-PHP looks to be on delivery to the PNG operators with another pair of AS350 Squirrel helicopters spotted passing through Rockhampton Airport in December last year – see Blog post HERE.

Meanwhile, a couple of other helicopters were noted flying around the Rockhampton area also on Thursday 20 September.

Orange (in New South Wales) based Bell Helicopter Textron 206B VH-RPK was noted flying out of Gracemere and completing operations West of Rockhampton.

While Byron Bay-based Robinson  R44 II VH-JCC visited Rockhampton Airport for fuel while flying to North Queensland.

Finally, on Wednesday 19 September, Cairns-based Robinson R44 VH-RJN was spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport.

Sincere thanks to local pane spotters Scott H and Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

Photos taken by Scott Harris and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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