Island operation means harsh environment and exposure to sea water, hence a little rinse under fresh water to minimize the chance of corrosion. I found it quite interesting to look at!
Rescue 933 coming into land at Pearce after searching in the Indian Ocean for Malaysian 9M-MRO MH370
Fantastic surprise taking off via 16R past the International Terminal in the background. The Japan Coast Guard also operates the Saab 340 and Gulfstream G-V. Note the boom at the tail end of thi... (more)