On Sunday 17 April, Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue (State of Queensland) Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-ESH was passing through both Rockhampton and Mackay Airports while ferrying North through Central Queensland. The Agusta departed Archerfield and flew up to Rockhampton Airport to take on fuel before it then continued to Mackay Airport and then (eventually) Cairns.
VH-ESH looks to have immediately taken up operations from Cairns as "Rescue 510".
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 ©