Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Visiting Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 Jets Start Flying Sorties from Rockhampton Airport

After arriving into the beef capital a couple of days prior, on Sunday 14 July, the visiting Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 jet training aircraft commenced flying sorties as joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) starts to ramp up.

Two of the three visiting Hawks were spotted flying together during each of the two sorties they completed during the day. On both occasions, A27-13 and A27-22 were the two Hawks to take to the air.

During both flights in the morning and afternoon, the two Hawks are heard to be using the radio callsign of "Bobcat".

It is expected that in the coming days, the Hawks will continue to complete more sorties from Rockhampton Airport.

As mentioned below, the three Hawks visiting Rockhampton Airport are flown by No. 76 Flight Training Squadron, part of No. 78 Wing, out of RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H and local photographer Russell P for taking the time capture and send through these great photos!

Photos taken by Scott Harris and Russell Prothero  ©️

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