Thursday, May 12, 2016

United States Marine Corps (USMC) Lockheed KC-130J Hercules 166763 "Sumo 95" Surprise Visitor to Rockhampton Airport Thursday

A really pleasant surprise visitor to Rockhampton Airport on Thursday 12 May with United States Marine Corps (USMC) Lockheed KC-130J Hercules 166763 (Tail Code QD-6763) of the Marine Aerial Refueller Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) arriving from Darwin as "Sumo 95".

After dropping off what looked to be a load of USMC troops and bags, the Herc departed back to Darwin.

There must be some sort of military exercise being conducted (perhaps) in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) with a noticeable increase in military vehicles around Rocky over the previous couple of weeks.  Watch this space!

Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Trevor H and Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these awesome photos of a great visitor to the beef capital!

Photos taken by Trevor Hardsman and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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