Friday, June 24, 2011

More Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Australian Army Action at Rockhampton Airport

Rockhampton locals are still enjoying a fantastic military fixed-wing and helicopter presence at the airport with reports that as many as seven Australian Army Commonwealth CA-32 (Bell 206B/OH-58A) Kiowa helicopters noted on the ground late on early on Friday 24 June.

The Kiowas have been reportedly flying in groups of 3-4 with callsigns of "Redback Red" or "Redback Black".

One of the local spotters also provides the following images of some of the Kiowas that were flying around the airport earlier this week.





Meanwhile, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk 127 aircraft continue to fly sorties out of Rockhampton Airport. Some of the locals were lucky enough to catch all four that have deployed to Rocky fly out on two sorties on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 June.

A27-14 and A27-29 are pictured departing together with callsign "Bobcat"

A27-22 and A17-32 are pictured departing together with callsign "Puma"

Also pictured departing Rockhampton Airport shortly after is RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air A32-426 as "Dingo 82".

Thanks to the locals for these fantastic pictures!!

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