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Friday, June 26, 2015
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH90 NZ3303 visits Bundaberg
As reported earlier, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) recently ferried a pair of NH90 helicopters to Australia aboard HMNZS Canterbury to participate in Talisman Saber 2015.
For the purpose of conducting a navigation exercise, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) NH90 NZ3303 flew from Rockhampton to Bundaberg and return on Thursday, June 25 and local planespotter Micah S was on hand to sight the chopper while visiting the rum city.
While enjoying a conversation at the fenceline with the crew aboard NZ3303, Micah was invited to take a closer look at the NH90 from airside. Needless to say, the budding pilot himself jumped at the opportunity.
Meanwhile, a few days earlier, Micah sighted CareFlight Agusta A109E VH-ZCF while departing Bundaberg on a medivac flight to the nearby township of Agnes Waters.
Of interest, VH-ZCF is only temporarily based at the rum city while one of CareFlight's Kawasaki BK117-B2 rescue choppers undergoes heavy maintenance.
On a final note, many thanks to Bundaberg planespotter Micah S for not only taking the time to capture, but forward the following photo's.