Thursday, May 26, 2016

Australian PM Turnbull Touches Down at Rockhampton Airport in RAAF B737BBJ A36-002 - And Alliance F-70 VH-JFB Arrives too!

As the sun was setting on Wednesday 25 May, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull jetted into Rockhampton Airport on board Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-002.

It touched down from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport as "Envoy 39".

A short time later, Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFB also touched down from Melbourne but as "Envoy 531".

VH-JFB (and fellow Alliance F-70 VH-JFE) have been contracted to carry the media press 'pack' that accompany the Federal leaders.

Both aircraft have stayed for the night.

I'm advised that both A36-002 and VH-JFB will be departing Rockhampton Airport in the early part of the afternoon on Thursday 26 May.

Meanwhile, Marcplan Charter Gulfstream G-IV-X (G450) VH-MBP is due to call into Rockhampton Airport again early on Thursday 26 May, flying in from Canberra as "Envoy 40".  It appears to be again being used to ferry politicians around the country.  It will depart to Mackay from Rocky around lunchtime.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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