A good crowd of locals gathered at Rockhampton Airport late in the afternoon of Saturday 14 May to watch-on as Omni Air International Boeing B767-33A(ER) N351AX touched down as "OAE513" from Hickam Field (Hickam Air Force Base) in Hawaii.
Local plane spotters Kayanne H and Trevor H were both on hand and captured some great photos as the B767 touched down and then parked on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.
It appeared that the Omni aircraft brought a load of troops and bags to Rocky. I'm told that there could be a small exercise either about to start or already started that is utilising the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA). There are reports that the Japanese Navy is also involved.
Information suggests that the B767 will be on the ground for the night and will depart early on Sunday 15 May.
Sincere thanks to Kayanne and Trevor for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of such a great visitor to CQ!
Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman ©