As I write this Blog Post, Rockhampton Airport is preparing again for the arrival of the massive Polet Aviakompania (Polet Airlines) Antonov AN-124 RA-82068, which is due to arrive soon from Paya Lebar Airbase in Singapore. As posted below, RA-82068 called into Rockhampton Airport earlier in the week, and local plane spotter 'IAD' was on hand to capture its arrival late on Tuesday 24 September.
'IAD' ventured back to Rockhampton Airport early on Wednesday 25 September to capture the departure of the massive Russian freighter, but before that, he managed to capture the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules '731' depart Rockhampton early for Darwin.
He also captured some images of the two off-loaded RSAF Boeing CH-47D Chinook Helicopters. Sources suggests their tail numbers could be '164' and '165'.
Eventually, the Polet Antonov RA-82068 taxiied to and took off from Rockhampton's Runway 33 heading North to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Spectacular images from 'IAD', and I thank him sincerely for sending them through - and re-sending them as my email has been playing up this week! Thanks mate!
All photos taken by 'IAD' ©