Thursday, May 7, 2020

QGAir Rescue (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-ESH Ferries North via Mackay Airport

On Thursday 7 May, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-ESH was noted ferrying North through Central Queensland Airports.  The Agusta departed Archerfield and flew up to Mackay Airport to take on fuel before it then continued to Cairns.

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VH-ESH seems to heading to Far North Queensland - possibly to Cairns - to replace fellow QGAir Rescue AW139 VH-ESZ which ferried South at the start of the week from Townsville via Rockhampton Airport to Archerfield where it will undergo planned maintenance - see Blog post below.

As we have mentioned previously, this is part of the 'rotational system' the service utilises to ensure the even distribution of flying hours on each of the QGAir Rescue helicopters.  This system avoids the need to have multiple helicopters offline for simultaneous scheduled maintenance.

Photos taken by 'TM'  ©

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