Monday, June 2, 2014

Australian Army Blackhawk A25-107 and RAAF C-130 Hercules A97-466 & A97-467 Call into Rockhampton Airport

A great day for military movements in CQ was also topped off by the visit of an Australian Army Blackhawk and a pair of RAAF C-130 Hercules transport aircraft into Rockhampton Airport on Monday 2 June.

Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk Helicopter A25-107 called in briefly into Rockhampton Airport, eventually heading South towards Bundaberg as "Redback 107".

As evening fell, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft A97-466 and A97-467 both called into Rockhampton Airport.  A97-466 (shown below) - "Mambo 32" - reportedly took on fuel at Rocky and soon after departed to Williamson Airfield in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).  A97-467 - "Mambo 33" - arrived at Rocky from Williamson.

Incidentally, A97-466 has been spotted in Townsville over the last week, and it was also heard to be calling into Williamson as "Trojan 55" last Wednesday 28 May.  Fellow RAAF C-130 A97-464 was also been heard flying into Williamson on Thursday 29 May as "Mentor 26".

Thanks to Phil M at Rocky for sending through these great photos!

All photos taken by Phil M  ©

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