There were reports about mid-morning on Tuesday 10 December of a RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft performing a missed approach onto Rocky's Runway 33. This could possibly have been A30-002 flying as "Wedgetail 02".
|RAAF Wedgetail A30-004 conducts a missed approach at Rockhampton in November. (File photo)|
Meanwhile on Thursday 12 December, RAAF Rescue Sikorsky S-76A VH-LHN (which is operated by CHC Helicopters) was spotted arriving into Rockhampton by local plane spotter 'IAD'.
VH-LHN was possibly making its way back South from Townsville at the conclusion of a RAAF Exercise in the North. VH-LHN was using the radio callsign of "Choppa 3".
Later on Thursday, local plane spotter Travis W stuck his head out of his window and captured RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-005 as it made an approach into Rockhampton Airport as "Dragon 6".
Flight tracking websites had as many as three RAAF KC-30A MRTT aircraft in the air over Queensland on Thursday. Certainly a busy flying day for the RAAF!
Thanks to all the local spotters for their help again this week!
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Travis Whiting ©