THE iconic entrance to Nowra has been restored with the historic Iroquois helicopter back on its post at the Shoalhaven Tourist Information Centre.
There has been a change, with the helicopter now facing north. For the past six years it had faced south.
With the aid of a crane from local company Quality Cranes, under the guidance of volunteers from the Historic Flight Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross Greg Morris, Ian “Tiny” Warren and John Cowlishaw, the “proud bird” was lifted back into place and secured in its new position on Friday morning.
“I think it is a good change,” Mr Morris said.
“We had a quick meeting Friday morning and made an ‘executive decision’ to face the chopper in the other direction.”
The Iroquois 894 (Serial N9-3102) has undergone refurbishment and been put back in place ahead of next month’s International Fleet Review visit to Jervis Bay and associated celebrations in Sydney.