Sunday, June 26, 2011

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Transports at Rockhampton Airport Sunday

A couple of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) transports popped into Rockhampton Airport on Sunday 26 June as most of the Australian Army Commonwealth CA-32 (Bell 206B/OH-58A) Kiowa and Sikorsky S70A-9 Blackhawk helicopters headed back to their home bases.

First to arrive was RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III A41-207. It made a spectacular 'sideways' arrival onto Runway 15 as shown below.

The C-17A is also pictured departing later as "Stallion 74".

In the afternoon, RAAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules A97-009 returned to Rockhampton Airport as "Trojan 52". It is pictured departing in the early afternoon.

On the commercial scene, pictured below is Alliance Airlines Fokker F-100 VH-XWT, which made three flights on the Brisbane-Rockhampton-Brisbane run on behalf of QantasLink, while Virgin Australia Embraer ERJ-170 VH-ZHF is pictured departing in the early afternoon for Townsville.

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