Thursday, August 4, 2016

RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-206 Missed Approach at Maryborough and Rockhampton Airports

On Thursday 4 August, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-206 was spotted conducting airwork around both Maryborough and Rockhampton Airports.

It was noted flying North from RAAF Base Amberley and initially completed a spectacular low overshoot at Maryborough Airport before venturing North and completing a missed approach at Rocky.  After completing its airwork, A41-206 departed Rockhampton on returned to Amberley.

A41-206 was heard to be flying as "Stallion 40".

Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday 4 August, an Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter was heard to overfly Rockhampton and land at Mackay Airport as "Checker 02".  The unidentified MRH-90 was then later noted arriving at Townsville.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Trevor H who popped outside his house for these couple of quick photos as the Globemaster climbed out of Rockhampton Airport.

All photos taken by Trevor Hardsman  ©

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