Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Exercise Wallaby 2010 Pack-up begins at Rockhampton Airport

The Singapore Armed Forces Exercise Wallaby 2010 is in the very last stages this week, and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) equipment that has been resident at Rockhampton Airport for the past month is slowly departing Australia bound for Singapore or other exercises.

On Tuesday 23 November, no less than 3 RSAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules aircraft were noted at Rockhampton Airport. '731', '733', and '735' were believed to be the serials, with 2 of these aircraft accompanying the 6 RSAF General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16D+ fighter jets on Wednesday 24 November as they departed to Darwin for another exercise, this time in Bali.

The RSAF Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters have been noted without their rotars, and with covers applied, in readiness for their uplift back to Singapore. This is believed to be happening very soon with at least 1 Antonov 124 charter coming to Rockhampton Airport this weekend.

The final 'wave' of Air New Zealand charters is also occuring this week with B747-400 ZK-NBW operating into Rockhampton Airport each night from Monday 22 November until Friday 26 November.

Meanwhile, Ben O has again supplied some fantastic photos of some of the action from last week at Rockhampton Airport. Thanks mate!

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