Sunday, May 27, 2018

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules A97-441 Back at Rockhampton Airport Yet Again but as "Trojan 74"

Early on Sunday 27 May, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft A97-441 was noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport for third time in recent weeks but this time as "Trojan 74".

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The visit of A97-441 is the latest visit by a RAAF aircraft in support of a land/sea joint military exercise which is currently underway in the nearby Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

After seemingly collecting some personnel and equipment, A97-441 "Trojan 74" departed to RAAF Base Richmond.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed over the weekend that only two RAAF Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft remain based at Rockhampton Airport for the exercise in Shoalwater Bay with the third appearing to depart Rocky for good late last week.  On Sunday 27 May, one of the PC-9s flying as "Raven 71" departed Rockhampton Airport for Shoalwater Bay.  Later, the other PC-9 also departed for the Bay but as "Raven 72".  Both later returned to Rockhampton Airport.

Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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