Friday, January 29, 2016

A Double Treat of RAAF Heavy Transport Aircraft at Rockhampton Airport Friday - C-17 A41-212 & KC-30 A39-001

Within the space of 30 minutes, local plane spotter 'IAD' was able to capture a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) heavy transport aircraft performing missed approaches at Rockhampton Airport on Friday 29 January.

First, RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-212 flying as "Stallion 45" was captured completing a missed approach onto Rockhampton's Runway 33.

It was later heard to also perform a missed approach at Maryborough Airport before returning to RAAF Base Amberley.

Then a little later on Friday 29 January, RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-001 made what is possibly its first visit to Rockhampton, flying in from the North and also completing a missed approach on Rockhampton's Runway 33 but as "Dragon 12".

It looked to also then head South back to RAAF Base Amberley.

Meanwhile, RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air turboprops have also been noted at various Airports around Central Queensland completing various training flights and airwork.

File photo

On Thursday 28 January, A32-671 flying as "Dingo 24" was noted completing airwork around Biloela / Thangool Airport before later landing at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.  It then returned to Townsville.

On Wednesday 27 January, A32-426 also flying as "Dingo 24" was noted arriving into Longreach Airport from Townsville.

And finally on Tuesday 26 January, A32-671 flying as "Dingo 13" was noted departing Mackay Airport for the North.

Great photos thanks mate!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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