Wednesday, December 23, 2020

QGAir Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopters (Agusta) AW139 Helicopter VH-EGK Ferries South via Rockhampton Airport

As predicted, on Wednesday 23 December, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopter (Agusta) AW139 helicopters VH-EGK was noted ferrying South from Townsville to Archerfield via Rockhampton Airport.

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VH-EGK has been operating out of Townsville Airport in recent weeks as "Rescue 521" and has seemingly ferried South to Archerfield to complete planned maintenance.

As posted below, on Tuesday 22 December, fellow Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-ESZ was noted ferrying North from Archerfield to Townsville via Rockhampton Airport.

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.

Photo taken by Steve Vit  ©

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