Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The Capricorn Rescue Helicopter service began in 1996. Its naming sponsor is RACQ.

Key Dates

1996 Capricorn Rescue Helicopter service first established.
1997 Helicopter lost in ground fire.
2000 Helicopter lost in a fatal accident.
200? RACQ becomes naming sponsor.

Current Status

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter is fully operational.

Future Plans

No plans known.

Markings

Special Markings

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter flies in a white/yellow/blue colour scheme. RACQ CAPRICORN RESCUE titles were displayed on the tail boom.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The RACQ Capricorn relicopter carries an Australian civil aircraft registration, i.e. Bell 412 VH-EPR.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Bell 412 1 1 0 EMS

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Bell 206L LongRanger 2 1996 2000 contractor
Bell 407 1 2000 2001 contractor
? 1 2001 2010 contractor
Bell 412 1 2013 current contractor
Sikorsky S-76A 1 2010 2013 contractor

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

One helicopter burnt out on the ground on 2 May 1997, one fatal crash on 24 July 2000.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, 145 East St, Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia.

Organisational Structure

No subordinate units.

Current Unit Assignments

No subordinate units.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter is based at Rockhampton.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

None known.

Websites

Capricorn Helicopter Rescue
Facebook: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service
RACQ Helicopter Rescue

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