Monday, March 25, 2019

RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-001 and Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-005 Complete Airwork at CQ Airports

On Monday 25 March, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft were noted completing airwork at Central Queensland Airports.

RAAF Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-005 "Mitchell 03" was noted completing a missed approach at Hamilton Island Airport.

It flew up from and later returned to its 'home' at RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales.

Soon after, RAAF Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-001 was spotted climbing out of Rockhampton Airport after it completed a missed approach.

The KC-30A was flying as "Dragon 36" and looked to call into Rockhampton from the North - it had appeared to 'follow' the Wedgetail up through inland Queensland.

After completing the airwork at Rockhampton Airport, A39-001 departed to RAAF Base Amberley.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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