Over the weekend, on Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, Babcock Mission Critical Services Australasia Agusta (Bell) AB412 Helicopter VH-LSA was noted operating out of Rockhampton Airport for the locally-based Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS).
It looked to complete medical evacuation flights to Gladstone (on Saturday) and the South-West - possibly Moura - (on Sunday). On both occasions it returned to Rocky and landed at Rockhampton Base Hospital. Of interest, this made it the 15th rescue helicopter to land at the new Rockhampton Base Hospital heli-pad.
VH-LSA then returned to the CHRS base at Rockhampton Airport. It was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Rescue 300".
UPDATE! VH-LSA was spotted (above) on Wednesday 4 September now wearing small CHRS titles.
As posted below, VH-LSA arrived into Rockhampton Airport back on Sunday 18 August after it completed a ferry flight in from Adelaide in South Australia.
As mentioned, the distinctive bright red-and-white rescue chopper has until recently been operating for the South Australia-based MAC (Motor Accident Commission) Rescue service. It looked to complete possibly its final flight in late July as "Rescue 55".
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Kayanne Hardsman ©