Thursday, August 18, 2011

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulettes Aerobatic Display Team Perform Over Rockhampton Thursday

Ben O and Don W were on hand to capture pictures of a stunning performance by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) elite formation aerobatic display team - The Roulettes - over Rockhampton on Thursday 18 August.

The 15 minute performance featured six Pilatus PC-9/A turboprop training aircraft, as well as a commentary from the banks of the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton.

Later, Ben O popped into Rockhampton Airport where all seven PC-9/A aircraft plus a support helicopter were all parked in front of the Rockhampton Airport Control Tower at the Northern end of the Airport apron.

Ben O also noted a RAAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft - serial A97-005.

Later, and much to everyone's surprise, RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, A41-209, conducted a missed approach onto Rockhampton's Runway 33. It used the callsign "Stallion 07".

Other movements included Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (Jayrow Helicopters) Sikorsky S-76A VH-JRD which departed as "Rescue 300".

1 comment:

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