On Thursday 15 January, Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopter was noted calling into Rockhampton Airport from the North as "Redback 204". It then departed further South.
|A25-204 at Rockhampton (File photo)|
On Friday 16 January, RAAF Beech 350 Super King Air A32-439 was noted flying from Townsville to conduct airwork around Biloela / Thangool Airport. Following that, it was heard to track to Emerald for more airwork, before continuing on to Amberley Air Base. A32-439 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Dingo 25".
Finally, late on Saturday 17 January, and as some serious weather rolled into town, RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-004 made its third visit to Rockhampton in less than a week, this time heard performing a missed approach on Runway 33 as "Dragon 13".
It's been a good start to the flying year for the Australian Defence Force!