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 ©