Polet Aviakompania (Polet Airlines) Antonov AN-124 RA-82068 has arrived back into Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 3 December.
Local plane spotters Don W and 'IAD' were on hand as the giant Russian freighter touched down on Rockhampton Airport's Runway 15 just before 3pm, arriving from Kuala Lumpur as POT4713.
RA-82068 eventually parked on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport apron.
And as the photos above and below show, a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft - serial 730 - was also spotted at Rockhampton Airport on Tuesday 3 December. Reports suggest that the Herc departed North-bound later in the afternoon.
The Antonov is expected to depart Rockhampton carrying the two RSAF Boeing CH-47SD Chinook helicopters that recently participated in the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2013 back to Singapore early on Wednesday 4 December. Reports suggest that RA-82068 is likely to depart around 7am for Cairns and then on to Singapore on Wednesday.
Thanks to Don and 'IAD' for sending through these spectacular photos!
Photos taken by Don Williams and 'IAD' ©