VH-ESH has operating out of Townsville Airport in recent months and so it is presumed that it has ferried from Townsville to Archerfield for planned maintenance.
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 24 August, fellow Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-EZJ was spotting passing through Rockhampton Airport while ferrying North from Archerfield to Cairns.
Sincere thanks to local photographer Steve V for allowing us to share this great photo!
Photo taken by Steve Vit ©