Thursday, July 2, 2015
Atlas Air Boeing B747-400 N465MC Touches Down at Rockhampton Airport Thursday
Making a spectacular arrival into Rockhampton Airport early on Thursday 2 July was Atlas Air Boeing B747-446 N465MC.
It touched down directly from Hickam Field (formerly Hickam Air Force Base) in Hawaii, flying as GTI8005 "Giant 8005".
And it certainly drew a crowd with a steady stream of locals passing through Rockhampton Airport for most of the day coming to have a look at the Atlas jumbo jet!
The jumbo brought hundreds of United States Army (US Army) troops and cargo in preparation for Exercise Hamel and joint Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 which are both kicking off next week.
At the time of writing, it was being speculated that N465MC would depart in the wee small hours of Friday 3 July - when we will all no doubt be curled up in our beds!
What a great morning!