After parking, the Antonov was lowered into its unique kneeling position and the front then opened. We have been very fortunate to receive some spectacular images captured as it was loaded with the four Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters which have taken part in the Singapore Armed Force's Military Exercise Wallaby 2018.
After loading, RA-82044 sat quietly on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport parking apron. Local photographer Russell P also sent through some more stunning photos of the massive Antonov looking quite resplendent as the sun set on Sunday afternoon.
RA-82044 eventually departed Rockhampton Airport for Darwin and Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore as “VDA1120”.
Simply stunning photos of the Antonov and its visit - we sincerely thank Russell and our other contributors for again taking the time to capture and send them through!!
Photos taken by 'AC' and Russell Prothero ©