Local plane spotter 'IAD' popped out to Rockhampton Airport as the sun was rising and captured some great photos of all the parked Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 34 Squadron VIP transport and other aircraft that all looked to arrive the previous day.
During the day, they all departed Rockhampton Airport in separate directions, while another RAAF VIP transport Super King Air also popped in.
RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air A32-651 "Regent 91" which arrived yesterday departed direct to RAAF Base East Salein Victoria.
RAAF Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-003 "Regent 87" departed to Townsville. It was later noted arriving into Melbourne (Tullamarine).
Fellow RAAF Super King Air A32-439 "Consort 95" arrived into Rockhampton Airport from Townsville. It had flown North via Roma Airport yesterday. A32-439 then departed to East Sale.
PM Morrison was on board RAAF Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-001 "Envoy 78" which departed to Gladstone Airport before later departing to Melbourne (Tullamarine).
It was closely followed by the media pack on board Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-JFE "Envoy 40".
Of interest, Labor Leader Bill Shorten flew on fellow RAAF Boeing B737-7DT(BBJ) A36-002 "Envoy 99" which was noted departing Cairns Airport for Canberra and Melbourne (Tullamarine).
It too as closely followed by the media pack on board Alliance Airlines Fokker F-70 VH-QQX "Envoy 50".
Sincere thanks to the local plane spotters for their help compiling this post and for sending through some great photos from Rockhampton Airport!
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Trevor Hardsman ©