Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday's Highlights from a Quieter Day's Spotting at Rockhampton Airport

Compared to recent days, Saturday 25 June was a relatively quiet day for plane spotting at Rockhampton Airport with a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules visiting for about an hour, and only a couple of the Australian Army Commonwealth CA-32 (Bell 206B/OH-58A) Kiowa helicopters hitting the skies.

A97-009 is pictured below touching down on Runway 15 as "Trojan 52".

There is apparently the possibility of more transport aircraft visiting Rockhampton Airport over the coming days.

Meanwhile, the remaining Eurocopter (ARH) Tiger, and Sikorsky S70A-9 Blackhawk helicopters all remained parked either beside Runway 04/22, or on the military hardstand at the Airport - as shown below.

One other interesting movement of note was a Cessna 337 "Push/Pull" type plane with two propellers - one pushing and one pulling! This aircraft is based is registered VH-OTU and is based in Townsville. It wears a very attractive United States Air Force (USAF) colour scheme.

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