On Sunday 14 August, and for now the third Sunday in a row, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) has been spotted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport. On this occasion, A39-003 was the KC-30 that was operating as "Dragon 27".
It again flew North from RAAF Base Amberley and then continued North to Cairns where it looked to land. On the two previous weekends, the KC-30 eventually landed at Townsville where it has been based and operated sorties from in support of the RAAF Exercise Pitch Black 2016.
Meanwhile, also on Sunday 14 August, RAAF Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-001 "Envoy 52" was noted completing a missed approach at Longreach Airport. It had flown North from Canberra and then continued onward to Mount Isa and then Darwin.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by 'IAD' ©