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 ©