Saturday, June 03, 2017

Old Station Fly-in & Heritage Show 2017 - McDermott Aviation

Among an extensive variety of aircraft that attend Old Station Fly-in’s are a number of helicopters, albeit in much lower numbers, and Sunshine Coast based McDermott Aviation / Heavy-lift Australia often fly two or three choppers to the family friendly event. 

Ferrying to Old Station this year was Bell 412B-1 VH-SUH, Aerospatiale AS.365N2 Dauphin VH-NAR, and US registered Eurocopter AS.365N3 Dauphin N82MD.  

Of interest, McDermott Aviation is the largest privately owned helicopter company in Australia, and is supported by their fixed-wing operation - Machjet International - a premium air charter and freight business that operates 24/7 across Australia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. 

To learn more about McDermott Aviation / Machjet International, click on to the following link :  

Another regular attendee if operational commitments allow, and rather fitting considering proceeds are donated to the rescue operation, is the RACQ / Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.  

Other helicopters observed included Biloela registered Bell Helicopter Textron 206B VH-SIJ which was operating joyflights from Old Station,

Dululu based Robinson R44 Raven I VH-YSR,

and Stirling Helicopters Eurocopter AS.350B2 Squirrel VH-AGL.