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 ©