Thursday, May 2, 2019

RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-001 Completes a Missed Approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport

On Thursday 2 May, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-001 was videoed completing a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.

A30-001 was flying as "Mitchell 15" and reportedly flew up to Hervey Bay direct from RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle in New South Wales.  After completing its airwork at Hervey Bay Airport, A30-001 returned back direct to Williamtown.

A30-001 on the ground at Brisbane Airport recently  (File photo)

Meanwhile, some other RAAF movements also on Thursday 2 May included Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-002 "Regent 13" flying from Gladstone Airport to Melbourne (Tullamarine).  While Beech B350 Super King Air A32-439 departed Rockhampton Airport for Armidale with it noted flying as "Wisdom 38".

Finally, the RAAF Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft A47-002 which flew up to Townsville via a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 1 May, returned South and completed airwork at Hamilton Island and Charleville Airports before landing back at its home at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia.

Video and photo taken by Ben May and Lloyd Fox  ©

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