Surely one of the highlights on the Central Queensland Plane Spotting Blog for 2107 came on Wednesday 22 November when Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) / Canadian Armed Forces Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (C-17A) 177701 was spotted completing a 'touch-and-go' at Rockhampton Airport.
The massive transport aircraft was a very pleasant surprise and appeared to fly into Rocky from the North-West. After completing the 'touch-and-go' on Runway 15 at Rockhampton Airport, the CC-177, which was flying as 'CFC3634'/"Canforce 3634", departed back to RAAF Base Amberley where it looked to arrive from overseas earlier in the week.
Of interest, the CC-177 is flown by 429 Transport Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) / Canadian Armed Forces attached to CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario.
A fantastic visitor to Central Queensland, and we sincerely thank local plane spotter Daniel B who was at the right place at the right time to capture these great photos!
All photos taken by Daniel Bishop ©