On Sunday 17 February, Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopter A15-301 was spotted making a surprise visit to Rockhampton Airport.
It appeared to fly in from Townsville and later depart to Oakey via overhead Maryborough.
A15-301 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Brahman 309".
Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday 17 February, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-015 was noted completing airwork around and then calling into Gladstone Airport. It is believed to have come from HMAS Choules (L100) which is in the area and was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Poseidon 15".
Finally, also on Sunday 17 February, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-351 was heard to land at Roma Airport from RAAF Base East Sale. It then departed to Townsville. A32-351 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Beaufort 25".
Sincere thanks to local photographer Russell P who managed to capture a quick photo at the Chinook departed Rockhampton Airport!
Photo taken by Russell Prothero ©