Friday, July 19, 2019

US Army Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter (**-)20401 "Bigfoot 01" Spotted at Rockhampton Airport Again - Plus Other US Army Movements

On Friday 19 July, local plane spotter Daniel B was on hand to capture a couple of quick photos of US Army Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter (**-)20401 of the 2nd Battalion 158th Aviation Regiment 'Warhawks' resting quietly at Rockhampton Airport.  It had earlier flown in from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) as "Bigfoot 01".

The Blackhawk later reportedly completed a quick hop across to 'Camp Rocky' - the Australian Army Defence Support Unit (DSU) camp adjacent to Rockhampton Airport - before then returning to Shoalwater Bay.

Meanwhile, a little later also on Friday 19 July, fellow Sikorsky UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter (13-)20592 was noted also visiting Camp Rocky, also flying in from and later returning to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

Finally, also on Friday 19 July, and every other day this week, some of the United States Army (US Army) (US Army Reserve Command) Beech C-12V Huron (Beech B200 King Air) aircraft continue to come and go at Rockhampton Airport.

On Friday, 95-00088 "Pat 088" and 95-00094 "Pat 094" were both noted visiting, while on Thursday 18 July, all three including 94-00320 as "Pat 320" popped into Rockhampton Airport.

These Huron aircraft have been quite busy over the Exercise, completing many trips between Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville - where they appear to be based during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19).

Photo taken by Daniel Bishop  ©

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