Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Exercise Wallaby 2019 - Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules '734' Departs Rockhampton Airport For Good

On Tuesday 5 November, one of the main 'players' in the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2019 was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for good following its deployment and participation in the Exercise.


The visiting Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft '734' was noted departing Rockhampton Airport for Darwin as "SAF9966".  It was photographed below arriving into the top end and is due to continue onward to Singapore on Friday 2 November.


The Herc has spent a month operating out of Rockhampton Airport, completing various flights out to and back from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).  Local plane spotter Steve V recently captured some images of the Herc completing spectacular departures from Rocky.



During its flights to the Bay and back, '734' was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Rider"  It is one of six C-130H aircraft which are flown by the RSAF's 122 Squadron "Condors" based at the Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) in Singapore.


The squadron goes by the motto of "Dependable".

Sincere thanks to the local plane spotters for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

Photos taken by Steve Vit and Sid Mitchell  ©

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