Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules NZ7005 was back again at Rockhampton Airport on Monday. On Tuesday 11 July, it was spotted returning to Rocky after completing a flight to Mackay Airport. It again was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Kiwi 10".
As shown above, 13-5777 was spotted departing to Guam while it appeared that 12-5761 and 13-5775 remained at Rocky. It seemed that 13-5775 arrived into Rockhampton from RAAF Base Amberley after completing a flight using a RAAF callsign - see below!
Finally, yet more Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules aircraft were noted both completing parachute drops into Shoalwater Bay as well as continuing transport flights into Rockhampton Airport. On Monday A97-465 "Archer 20" was joined (interestingly) by USAF MC-130J 13-5775 as "Archer 21" were noted flying together, while on RAAF Herc A97-441 "Mambo 21" was heard to be flying into Shoalwater Bay. On Tuesday, A97-441 was back at Shoalwater Bay and called into Rockhampton Airport as "Mambo 17".
Photos taken by Daniel Bishop and Scott Harris ©