Thursday, July 18, 2013

More Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 34 Squadron VIP Transport Bizjet Aircraft at Rockhampton and Gladstone Airports

In what was a nice surprise for local plane spotters, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-002 touched down at Rockhampton Airport from the South early on Thursday 18 July as "Envoy 52".

The BBJ - operated by RAAF 34 Squadron in Canberra - was carrying Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

A36-002 departed to Canberra a little later again as "Envoy 52".

Then a little later in the day, Mr Abbott was reportedly spotted travelling on board another RAAF VIP aircraft in the form of Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-002.  Local plane spotters Jamie C and Tash C captured a couple of images as the Challenger departed Gladstone bound for Rockhampton as "Ausy 308".

At the time of writing, A37-002 is still parked on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.  Local plane spotters 'IAD', Don W and Ash B have captured some fantastic images of the smart looking little bizjet late on Thursday 18 July.

My sincere thanks to the fantastic bunch of Central Queensland Plane Spotters for their continuing support of the Blog through sending such fantastic photos and information through of the days movements!  Cheers guys!

Photos taken by 'IAD', Jamie C, Tash C, Don Williams and Ash Burggraaff  © 

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