On Friday 23 February, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-210 was heard to complete airwork at both Emerald and Rockhampton Airports.
It had earlier departed Townsville - where it arrived yesterday - and flew towards Emerald where it completed airwork, including at least one missed approach at Emerald Airport.
From Emerald, A41-210 - which was flying as "Stallion 44" - flew West towards Rockhampton where it also completed airwork, including a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.
A41-210 then departed back down to RAAF Base Amberley.
Meanwhile, the run of RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air turboprops to visit CQ Airports has continued. On Thursday 22 February, A32-439, flying as "Dingo 15", departed Amberley and completed aerial survey work around Roma before landing at Roma Airport for fuel. It then returned to Amberley.
While also on Thursday 22 February, A32-651, as "Beaufort 15", called into Longreach Airport for fuel while flying from RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria to RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory. On Friday 23 February, A32-651, again as "Beaufort 15", returned to Longreach Airport from Tindal before it continued to Newcastle (Williamtown).
Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H who was at the right place at the right time at Rocky and who sent through these great photos!
All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman ©