Monday, June 2, 2014

Fantastic! RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A A30-002 "Wedgetail 2" Missed Approach at Gladstone Airport Monday

Local plane spotters Jamie and Tash have captured some great photos 'history making' photos as Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft - A30-002 - performed not one but two spectacular missed approaches at Gladstone Airport on Monday 2 June.

No you haven’t read incorrectly!  The first ever visit by a Wedgetail to the port city saw it carry out two missed approaches at Gladstone Airport - initially an ILS approach then overshoot on Runway 10, followed by a VOR approach then overshoot on Runway 28.

A30-002 was noted to fly up to Gladstone from the South, and when finished its airwork, it departed back the South towards Newcastle (Williamtown).  It was heard to be using the radio callsign of “Wedgetail 2”.

Thanks to the very lucky Jamie and Tash for capturing and sending through these stunning images of a great movement in the skies about Gladstone!

Photos taken by Jamie and Tash  ©

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