Monday, July 19, 2021

All Australian Army CH-47F Chinook and Tiger ARH Helicopters Depart Rockhampton Airport for Good (again via Mackay Airport)

With their participation in this first stage of joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21) seemingly now complete, on Monday 19 July, all the visiting Australina Army helicopters departed Rockhampton Airport and headed back up to Townsville.

The three Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopters A15-302, A15-304 and A15-307 all departed direct as "Chainsaw". 

While of the four Australian Army Eurocopter (ARH) Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters, A38-004 and A38-006 initially departed together as "Outlaw", while A38-011 as "Angry 41" and A38-010 as "Angry 42" departed later.

All four Tigers were noted flying back to Townsville via a refueling stop at Mackay Airport.

Meanwhile, also on Monday 19 July, a couple of other movements for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 including Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B350 Super King Air A32-675 visiting Rockhampton Airport again but this time as "Dingo 02".  It flew down from Townsville via airwork at Shoalwater Bay before later returning North.

While RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft A34-008 visited Rockhampton Airport once again as "Wallaby 01".

All photos taken by John Lee  ©

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