It had earlier flown up to Townsville from RAAF Base Amberley.
After some time on the ground, the CASA departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Amberley, flying at low-level (around 500ft) all the way down the coast.
Of interest, the French Air Force currently operates 19 CN-235 medium-range twin-engined transport aircraft which are able to carry five tons of cargo or forty passengers. It appears that '065' is flown by the Squadron ET00.052 La Tontouta at BA186 Noumea/La Tontouta in New Caledonia.
Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 19 July, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft A34-008 as "Valour 02" was noted visiting the Samuel Hill Airfield within the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) from Amberley.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotters John L and Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by John Lee and Scott Harris ©