RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-005 was noted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport as "Mitchell 02".
|A30-005 at Darwin recently participating in Exercise Pitch Black 2016 (File photo)|
Around the same time, RAAF Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-002 was noted landing at Bundaberg Airport as "Envoy 99" from the South. It departed a short time later heading back towards the South.
Another RAAF aircraft of the VIP 34 Squadron in Canberra - Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-001 - was noted flying North as "Envoy 98" from RAAF Base Amberley towards Mackay Airport where it looked to complete a low-level fly-over. It looked to continue up towards Hamilton Island before then continuing up to Townsville.
Finally, a pair of RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air turboprops were also noted completing airwork around CQ. A32-651 - flying as "Dingo 33" - complete six circuits at Rockhampton Airport before landing for a short time. A32-439 - again flying as "Hudson 8" - was noted flying from Townsville to Hamilton Island, Barcaldine and then Longreach Airport. It was then noted flying Hughenden back to Townsville.