Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) B737 / E-7A Wedgetails - A30-002 & A30-005 - Missed Approaches at Hervey Bay and Bundaberg Airports

On Tuesday 26 March, as a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft were both noted completing missed approaches at Central Queensland Airports.

In the early afternoon, A30-002 as "Wedgetail 10" flew up from RAAF Base Williamtown and completed a missed approach at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport.  It then returned to Williamtown.

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Then a little later, A30-005 as "Wedgetail 07" also flew up from Williamtown via a missed approach at the Gold Coast and completed another missed approach but at Bundaberg Airport.  It then also returned to Williamtown.

Of interest, six Wedgetails are flown by the RAAF's No. 2 Squadron out of RAAF Base Williamtown, along a detachment also in the Northern Territory.

Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 26 March,  Royal Australian Navy (RAN) NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-015 was heard operating between Navy ships near Heron Island off Gladstone.

Photo taken by Scott Harris  ©

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