Monday, October 7, 2013

Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16C/D Fighting Falcons Make Spectacular Arrival at Rockhampton Airport Monday

They're here!

After a three year wait, six Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16C/D Block 52 Version Fighting Falcon jets touched down at Rockhampton Airport on Monday 7 October.

The flight of six fighter jets - of 140 Squadron of the RSAF - all touched down in quick succession following their flight from RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory.  They were heard to be using the one radio callsign of "Singa 3311".

Local plane spotters Travis W and Kayanne H were one of many plane spotters and other members of the general public who made it Rockhampton Airport to enjoy the fantastic spectacle of the six jets flying around Rockhampton before eventually landing on Runway 15 and taxiing to their parking spot on the military hardstand on the Northern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.

The six F-16s spotted arriving into Rocky to participate in the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2013 were:

'613' - F-16C-52-J

'694' - F-16D-52-CF

'625' - F-16D-52-J

'639' F-16D-52-CF

'611' F-16C-52-J - which wears a tail logo

'691' F-16D-52-J

We sincerely thank Travis and Kayanne for sending through their awesome photos of some fantastic arrivals into Rocky today.  No doubt there will be ample more opportunities for locals to capture a glimpse of these magnificent aircraft - you certainly won't miss the noise they make when they depart!

Photos taken by Travis Whiting and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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