Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D Apache Helicopters Also Start Flying from Rockhampton Airport as "Astro" and "Avon"

On Wednesday 15 September, all four Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters were spotted completing a formation flight out of and back to Rockhampton Airport as The Singapore Armed Force's Military Exercise Wallaby 2021 (XWB) has kicked off.

The four Apaches have been identified as wearing the serial numbers of 065, 066, 067 and 069. and were photographed by ‘IAD’ and Scott H as they flew out together to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) as "Avon".

Over the previous couple of days, the Apaches have been spotted completing short test flights out of Rockhampton Airport to the West as "Astro" and "Avon".

As mentioned, all four Apache helicopters are flown by the RSAF's 120 Squadron "Kestrel" (also known as the "Red Hawks") based at Sembawang Air Base in Singapore.  The Squadron is the first and oldest RSAF operational squadron in service, first formed in 1969.  The squadron goes by the motto of "Strive To Achieve".

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

Photos taken by 'IAD' and Scott Harris  ©

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