On Thursday 23 April, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-001 was noted completing a higher than usual missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.
It initially looked to fly up from RAAF Base Amberley to Cairns (as shown above) where it landed for a short time. A39-001 then returned South to Rocky.
Once in the area, it had lined up for a missed approach but was advised by air traffic control to 'go around' earlier than usual due to medical priority aircraft departing from Rockhampton Airport. Consequently, the KC-30’s missed approach was at a lot higher level than usual.
A39-001 then returned to Amberley.
A39-001 was heard to be flying as "Dragon 42".
Of interest, this was the second time in the week that A39-001 has visited Rockhampton Airport while completing training.
Photo taken by Jonathan Williams ©