Monday, March 13, 2023

RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-001 Completes a Missed Approach at Gladstone Airport - Plus More!

On Monday 13 March, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-001 was noted completing a missed approach at Gladstone Airport.

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A30-001 was flying as "Wedgetail 01" and reportedly flew up to Gladstone direct from RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle in New South Wales. After completing its airwork at Gladstone Airport, A30-001 returned back south to Williamtown but via more airwork at RAAF Base Amberley.

Meanwhile, after dark also on Monday 13 March, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft were noted completing airwork - including night-vision goggles (NVG) work - in and out of Miles Airport.

They were identified as A34-007 flying as "Wallaby 55" and A34-009 as "Wallaby 56" and both looked to start and finish their sorties at RAAF Base Amberley.

This night-time airwork - including landings and take-offs - seems to be a semi-regular occurrence of late as presumably new and old crews undertake training.

Photo taken by Scott Harris  ©

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