Local plane spotter Kayanne H was also on hand at Rockhampton Airport on Friday 26 June as Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Boeing B757-2K2 NZ7571 called in direct from RNZAF Base Ohakea as "Kiwi 290".
After dropping off some passengers and freight - in preparation for joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 - it departed to Townsville. Of interest, NZ7571 noted returning to New Zealand on Saturday 27 June.
Meanwhile, spotted resting on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron after making a surprise arrival late on Friday 26 June was Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-209.
It was believed that the Globemaster arrived from Darwin as "Stallion 46" and spent the night parked at Rocky.
A41-209 has since departed back to Darwin on Saturday 27 June again as "Stallion 46" and early indications suggest that it may return to Rocky later on Saturday.
Sincere thanks to Kayanne for capturing and sending through these great photos!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©