Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-002 Pops into Mackay Airport

During the late afternoon on Wednesday 13 June, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-002 was noted visiting Mackay Airport.  It looked to arrive from Canberra.

A36-002 at Mackay Airport recently  (File photo)

After only around an hour on the ground, RAAF VIP 34 Squadron transport bizjet returned to Canberra.

A36-002 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Regent 16".

Meanwhile, also on Wednesday 13 June, RAAF Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft A47-007 was noted overflying Mackay Airport during two sorties it looked to complete as a part of the joint military land/sea exercise currently underway in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).  The Poseidon appears to be based at Townsville and was heard to use the radio callsigns of "Blackcat 51" and then "Blackcat 22" during both of its sorties.

Photo taken by 'JM'  ©

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