Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) B737 Wedgetail A30-001 Missed Approaches at Rockhampton and Hervey Bay Airport

On Tuesday 18 April, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-001 "Wedgetail 01" was noted completing airwork in two different parts of CQ.

A30-001 completes a missed approach at Rockhampton  (File photo)

It initially flew up from the South and completed a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport before continuing to Townsville.  After departing Townsville, A30-001 then completed a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport before continuing back to the South.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 18 April, it was believed that as many as three RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets flying as "Colt", accompanied by RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-005 "Dragon 17", flew up from RAAF Base Amberley into the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) North of Rockhampton for airwork.  They were later heard to all return to Amberley.

Photo taken by 'IAD'  ©

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