Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spectacular Photos as Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-004 Calls into Rockhampton Airport Wednesday

Local plane spotter 'IAD' has sent through some truly spectacular photos as Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-004 conducted some training at Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 11 September.

After making an approach from the North, the KC-30A conducted a missed approach on Rockhampton's Runway 15, before heading to the South-East and returning for landing on Runway 33.

After landing, A39-004 taxiied to the end of Taxiway Juliette where it was heard to conduct a crew change.

Local plane spotter Don W managed to capture the departure of A39-004 from the General Aviation area at Rockhampton Airport during his lunch break.  It's believed that the KC-30A returned to Amberley Air Force Base, and was using the radio callsign of "Dragon 11".

***UPDATE!  A39-004 returned to Rockhampton after dark on Wednesday 11 September, landing again and undertaking a crew change, before departing back to the South, this time flying as "Dragon 12".

Sincere thanks to 'IAD' and Don for sending through these magnificent images!

Photos taken by ‘IAD’ and Don Williams  ©

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