The Australian Border Force Dash-8 aircraft haven't been seen in Central Queensland for some time and it is interesting to note that in recent days,
It is believed that fellow Australian Border Force Dash-8-200 VH-ZZC first arrived into Rockhampton Airport last Thursday 12 December and operated from Rocky the next day and over the weekend. It was heard to be using its 'usual' radio callsign of "Borderforce 33" as well as other possibly 'covert' radio callsigns.
It appears that VH-ZZB arrived into Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 18 December as "Borderforce 22" and has also been noted using other radio callsigns.
UPDATE! On Saturday 21 December, VH-ZZB was noted departing Rockhampton Airport as "Borderforce 22" and not 10 minutes later, fellow Australian Border Force Dash-8-200 VH-ZZJ arrived into Rockhampton Airport as "Borderforce 88". It has since completed two sorties from Rocky over the weekend.
Sincere thanks local plane spotter 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through this great photo!
Photo taken by 'IAD' ©