Sunday, July 30, 2023

A Pair of United States Army (US Army) Sikorsky HH-60M Medevac BlackHawk Helicopters Arrive into Rockhampton via Mackay Airport

On Sunday 30 July, a pair of the visiting United States Army (US Army) Sikorsky HH-60M medevac Black Hawk helicopters arrived into Camp Rocky - the Australian Army Defence Support Unit (DSU) camp adjacent to Rockhampton Airport.

They flew down from Townsville via a fuel stop at Mackay Airport where they were photographed above and identified as 20-21134 and 20-21135.  They were heard to use the radio callsign of "Dustoff 134".

Research reveals these HH-60M Black Hawks are of the 2nd Battalion 158th Aviation Regiment 'Warhawks', and are part of the 13 helicopters deployed from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, USA.

They arrived into Gladstone Port via Ship and have been participating in Joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 (TS23) up in Townsville.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Peter J for allowing us to share these great photos from Mackay Airport!

Photos taken by Peter Jackson and Steve Vit  ©

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