The Bell 206B-1 Kiowa (1972-2019) was primarily employed for airborne observation and flying training. It was also utilised for the command and control of tactical aircraft, such as the F/A-18 and F-111. They often worked closely with artillery and armoured cavalry units. The Kiowa was replaced in 2018 by the Eurocopter EC135 under HATS.
These photos were taken by me at the 2009 Avalon Airshow in Geelong, Victoria, Australia