Local plane spotter Kayanne H has sent through a great selection of photos she captured on Saturday 26 September as Antonov Airlines (Antonov Design Bureau) AN-124 UR-82008 (designated AN-124-100) touched down at Rockhampton Airport.
As we reported below, the giant AN-124 "Ruslan" arrived at Rockhampton as ADB1474 direct from Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore. It parked on Gate 6 at the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron where it unloaded a pair of Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing CH-47SD Chinook helicopters - identified as 88191 and 88195.
UR-82029 eventually departed Rockhampton Airport in the very wee small hours of Sunday 27 September - apparently making very little noise leaving some local plane spotters to think it was still at Rocky!
Word is that the Antonov will return to Rockhampton Airport before dawn on Wednesday 30 September to deliver five RSAF Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters.
Thanks to Kayanne - and all the other Rockhampton plane spotters - for sharing with us their images of the Antonov!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©