Sunday, November 27, 2011
Polet Aviakompania (Polet Airlines) Antonov AN-124 RA-82077 at Rockhampton Airport
Polet Aviakompania (Polet Airlines) Antonov 124-100 RA-82077 arrived at Rockhampton Airport on Sunday 27 November, as "POT4765" from Perth, touching down around 10am in the morning.
It was a beautiful day for photos, and as Ben O's pictures show, the giant Antonov was loaded almost immediately with four Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters, and one RSAF Eurocopter AS332M Super Puma helicopter.
The four Apaches - serials 065, 066, 063, and 067 - were loaded one at a time.
Super Puma '281' was prepared and then slowly loaded into the Antonov.
The loading was done by the middle of the afternoon, and the Antonov was refueled and closed up for the night. It is believed to be leaving in the early hours of Monday morning bound for Singapore.