Thursday, February 4, 2021

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

As predicted, on Thursday 4 February, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Leonardo S.P.A. Helicopter (Agusta) AW139 helicopter VH-EGK was spotted as it passed through Rockhampton Airport while ferrying North from Archerfield to Townsville.

VH-EGK flew South to the South-East corner of the state in December 2021 and has seemingly now ferried North to Townsville to replace one of the Far North Queensland based rescue helicopters.

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

As posted below, on Tuesday 2 February, fellow Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-EZJ was spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport as it ferried South from Cairns and Townsville to Archerfield.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Scott Harris  ©️

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