On Saturday 8 July, the first of two great passenger charter flights in association with joint Military Talisman Saber 2017 (TS17) touched down at Rockhampton Airport with Omni Air International Boeing B767-3Q8(ER) N477AX returning from Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan via Darwin as OAE388.
Again, it parked at Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rocky Airport parking apron. It unloaded personnel and their bags and was quickly refuelled.
Sadly again, N477AX didn't remain on the ground for long, as it departed a couple of hours after its arrival and returned to Nagoya direct, flying again as OAE388.
It is unclear whether it will be back.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by 'IAD' ©