Saturday, November 8, 2014

RAAF Challenger 604 Bizjet A37-001 and Army Blackhawk A25-224 Also at Rockhampton Airport Saturday

Also spotted at Rockhampton Airport on Saturday 8 November was a nice pair of Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft including Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 bizjet A37-001.

The Challenger reportedly arrived directly from Canberra and, after a brief stop at Rocky, returned to the Nations capital.  A37-001 - flying as "Envoy 59" - was also seen performing a missed approach at Tamworth prior to landing at Canberra.

It is believed that A37-001 may have dropped off dignitaries that were then flown to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area on board three Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)  Aerospatiale / Eurocopter AS332M Super Puma helicopters.

It is also believed that A37-001 returned to Rocky later on Saturday from Canberra and departed back there a short while later.  This time is was flying as "Envoy 75".

Also at Rocky on Saturday 8 November, Australian Army Sikorsky S-70A-9 Blackhawk helicopter A25-224 called in.

Flying as "Warhorse 224", the Blackhawk took on fuel at Rocky before departing South to Bundaberg.

Thanks to Kayanne H and Trevor H for also capturing these great photos!

Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman  ©

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