Monday, March 7, 2016

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-002 Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport Monday

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft - A30-002 - was noted conducting a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport on Monday 7 March.

File photo taken by 'IAD'  ©

Sadly, due to the low cloud and persistent rain showers, there are no photos to show of its visit.  A30-002 was flying as "Wedgetail 01" and reportedly flew up from and then back to RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle in New South Wales.

Of interest, A30-002 wears a nice piece of artwork applied to it with a magpie bird painted on its nose.  The magpie is part of the crest of No. 2 Squadron of the RAAF, which operates all six Wedgetails from RAAF Base Williamtown, with a detachment also in Darwin.

Meanwhile, a little later on Monday 7 March, Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-014 was believed to have called into Rockhampton Airport as "Destria 14".

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