Saturday, October 12, 2013

More Great Photos of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Action at Rockhampton Airport This Week

Local plane spotter Travis W has sent through yet more fantastic photos of the spectacular action at Rockhampton Airport this week as the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2013 is in full swing.

During most days this week, there has been multiple sorties to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) by Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters, Boeing CH-47SD Chinook helicopters, and Eurocopter/Aerospatiale AS332M Super Puma helicopters.

Travis captured Apache '060' returning into Rockhampton Airport - the Apaches have been heard to be using the radio callsigns of "Atom", "Astro", and "Avon".

Chinooks '88195' and '88196' operated as "Cyclops".

And Super Puma '276' departed to the Bay as "Starling 276".

Lastly, perhaps the most spectacular movements as Rockhampton Airport have been from the RSAF General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16C/D Block 52 Version Fighting Falcon jets.  They have been heard to be using the radio callsigns of "Widow", "Golem", and "Banh".

F-16D '625' was captured by Travis making a spectacular late evening departure for Shoalwater Bay.  They have departed most evenings, providing a spectacular sight for local spotters and enthusiasts, and the general public alike!

It's also been noted that the pilots are operating with Night-Vision Goggles (NVGs) in place!

Thanks to Travis for providing these awesome images!

All photos taken by Travis Whiting  ©

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