Friday, September 23, 2016

Exercise Wallaby 2016 - RSAF C-130H Hercules '733' Arrives at Rockhampton Airport - Plus Airborne Action Resumes over the Weekend!

On Friday 23 September, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules '733' touched down at Rockhampton Airport as "Singa 9682" from Darwin.  I believe that this Herc could be staying and operating out of Rocky in support of the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2016.

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Meanwhile, local plane spotter Ben O, who absolutely loves his military aircraft spotting, has kindly allowed us to share some of his great photos and a video of the RSAF Boeing F-15SG 'Shikra' Strike Eagles and Boeing CH-47SD Chinook helicopters captured at Rockhampton Airport during the previous week.

After what was a quiet day with little or no other flying on Friday, it is expected that the aerial action associated with Exercise Wallaby 2016 will reach a crescendo over the next five days with day and night sorties by the F-15s, along with numerous sorties by the RSAF helicopters, expected to start from Saturday 24 September.

Stay tuned to the CQ Plane Spotting Blog for all the latest information - and some of the best photos and videos that I have seen of Exercise Wallaby 2016!

Sincere thanks to Ben O for allowing us to share his great photos and video!

All photos and video taken by Ben O'Dowd  ©

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