Friday, March 20, 2020

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C Aircraft A30-003 & A30-006 Complete Airwork at CQ Airports

On Friday 20 March, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft were both noted completing airwork and missed approaches at a couple of Central Queensland Airports.

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Wedegtail A30-003 flying as "Wedgetail 12" flew up from RAAF Base Williamtown via airwork at the Gold Coast to complete a missed approach at Bundaberg Airport. It then looked to return to Williamtown via more airwork at RAAF Base Amberley.

While Wedgetail A30-006 flying as "Wedgetail 16" also flew up from Williamtown and was noted completing a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport. It then also returned to Williamtown but via more airwork at Tamworth.

Meanwhile, also on Friday 20 March, RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-002 "Dragon 72" was heard flying over parts of Central Queensland providing aerial refuelling support to a pair of RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets which were flying from Townsville home to RAAF Base Williamtown.


Photo taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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