Friday, October 23, 2015

Exercise Wallaby 2015 - Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Super Puma Helicopter '272' "Starling 72" at 'Warrior Camp' Rockhampton Friday

Local plane spotter 'IAD' spent a great lunch hour at Rockhampton Airport on Friday 23 October, capturing a nice variety of airborne action the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2015 continues.

In this post we share some of his photos of Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Aerospatiale / Eurocopter AS332M Super Puma helicopter '272' which positioned from its parking spot beside Runway 04/22 at Rockhampton Airport over the road to 'Warriors Camp' - the RSAF's landing ground inside the Australian Army Defence Support Group (DSG) 'Camp Rocky'.  The Super Puma was heard to use the radio callsign "Starling 72".

And it certainly made a very spectacular and very dusty arrival into 'Warriors Camp'!

After a short time on the ground, '272' departed to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).

Of interest, shortly after the Super Puma departed, one of the five RSAF Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters lifted off from its parking position and performed several hover drills around 'Warriors Camp' which 'IAD' captured on video.

Check out the CQ Plane Spotting Blog Facebook page ( ) to check out this awesome video.

Stay tuned to the CQ Plane Spotting Blog website and Facebook page for more great photos and videos shared by the very generous Rockhampton plane spotters!

Sincere thanks to 'IAD' for taking the time to capture and share these awesome photos - oh and there are more coming!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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