Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Australian Helicopters Bell 412EP VH-PXY temporarily based at Rockhampton

In support of military exercises currently underway at Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) which reportedly involve personnel from the United States, Australian Helicopters Bell 412EP VH-PXY has been positioned to Rockhampton for an unspecified period.
While temporarily based at the beef capital, the primary role for VH-PXY will be search & rescue, and casualty evacuation if required during an unforeseen incident.
While taking time to catch-up with personnel at the RACQ / Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) facility recently, took an opportunity to capture some photo's of VH-PXY while the chopper was receiving mechanical attention in the late afternoon sun. Note missing engine cowls.