Thursday, July 23, 2015

RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-206 Wears a White Ribbon into Rockhampton Airport

Local plane spotter ‘IAD’ was on hand at Rockhampton Airport on Thursday 23 July and captured what looks to be the first images of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft A41-206 wearing a White Ribbon in support of ‘White Ribbon Day’ - Australia's campaign to stop violence against women.

The Globemaster touched down at Rocky from RAAF Base Amberley as “Stallion 15”.

After taking on personnel and cargo, A41-206 departed to Darwin.

At the time of writing, it was expected that A41-206 would be back at Rockhampton Airport sometime during Friday 24 July.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday 22 July, and as mentioned below, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-003 “Dragon 16” performed a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.

‘IAD’ was on hand to capture a couple of nice photos as the KC-30 performed the “low overshoot” before it departed South RAAF Base Amberley.

Thanks ‘IAD’ for taking the time to capture and send through these ‘first’ photos!

All photos taken by ‘IAD’  ©

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