Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ex Talisman Saber 2017 - More Great Photos as Omni Air International Boeing B777-2U8(ER) N819AX Departs Rockhampton Airport for Guam

After arriving during the previous afternoon, Omni Air International Boeing B777-2U8(ER) N819AX made a spectacular early morning departure from Rockhampton Airport on Saturday 29 July destined for Guam as OAE323.

Local plane spotters Daniel B and Kayanne H were both amongst a good crowd of onlookers who watched on as personnel boarded and their bags loaded before the B777 taxied out to line up on Runway 15 at Rockhampton Airport.

After a short delay due to a technical issue, N819AX thundered down the Runway, lifting up and gracefully setting course of from overhead Gracemere.

Of interest, N819AX was acquired by Omni Air International last year after it was operated for over a decade by Kenya Airways as 5Y-KQU.

UPDATE!  N819AX has since departed Guam and continued to Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan, before heading to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska.  As I write this update, N819AX is now heading to the joint public/military Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, and is then scheduled to fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  All of these flights are with the same flight number and callsign of OAE323.

Sincere thanks to Daniel B and Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

Photos taken by Daniel Bishop and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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