Monday, May 29, 2023

RAAF Search and Rescue (CHC Helicopters) Agusta AW139 Helicopter VH-RQW "Choppa 22" Deploys to Rockhampton Airport for Exercise Black Dagger

On Monday 29 May, CHC Helicopters Australia / Lloyd Helicopters Agusta AW139 helicopter VH-RQW was photographed as it arrived into Rockhampton Airport.  It was flying as "Choppa 22" and flew down from Townsville via Mackay Airport.

The Agusta operates for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in a Search and Rescue (SAR) role by CHC Helicopters / Lloyd Helicopters.

It is assumed that it has flown into Rockhampton Airport on deployment in support of the final week of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Exercise Black Dagger which looks to be mostly taking place in the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

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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