Wednesday, December 14, 2016

RAAF C-17 Globemasters - A41-211 & A41-208 - Complete Airwork at Emerald Airport - Plus a RAAF Wedgetail A30-003 Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport

On Wednesday 14 December, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft were noted completing airwork around the Emerald area.  They were identified as A41-211 (flying as "Stallion 32") followed by A41-208 (flying as "Stallion 31").

A41-208 completing airwork at Rockhampton Airport recently  (File photo)

They reportedly flew North from RAAF Base Amberley and descended to below 5000ft, completing airwork around the Emerald area flying from the southeast to about 20 miles to the northwest.  From there, both Globemasters continued towards Mackay before heading further North to Townsville.

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 14 December, RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-003 was spotted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.

It flew up from the South and was later noted completing another missed approach at the Sunshine Coast Airport.  A30-003 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Wedgetail 02".

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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