Local plane spotter Scott H was also on hand to capture some great photos as the massive transport aircraft operated by the RAAF's 36 Squadron flew North from its RAAF Base Amberley home as "Stallion 50".
Once on the ground, fellow local plane spotter Russell P was also on hand as A41-209 was parked on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron and soon after, the rear loading door was opened and a special guest appeared to be shown through the Globemaster. It appeared that the local gentleman may be an ex-Serviceman and seemed to be lapping up the visit.
After a couple of hours on the ground, the C-17 was closed up and it made a spectacular departure back to Amberley.
Sincere thanks to Scott and Russell for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by Scott Harris and Russell Prothero ©