Thursday, November 14, 2019

More Photos as a Pair of Australian Army Tiger ARH Helicopters and a Single MRH-90 Helicopter All Arrive into Rockhampton Airport Late Wednesday

As we posted below, late on Wednesday 13 November, a pair of Australian Army Eurocopter (ARH) Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters arrived into Rockhampton Airport.  The two Tigers - flown by the 1st Aviation Regiment based at Darwin - were identified as A38-012, A38-022, and looked to fly up from the Oakey Army Aviation Centre.  They were heard to be using the radio callsign of "Knights Black".

Joining the Tigers and possibly bringing up ground and other support crew also late on Wednesday 13 November was a single NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-018 which also flew up from Oakey but as "Saxon 60".

A40-018 later returned to Oakey.

The two Tigers were later heard to depart Rockhampton Airport and fly towards Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast region where it is believed that they are doing some nighttime mapping of the bushfire zone in the area.  They later returned to Rockhampton Airport where they spent the night parked.

Sincere thanks to local photographer Russell P for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Russell Prothero  ©

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