Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Other ADF Visitors to Rockhampton Airport - Army MRH-90 A40-001 "Pegasus 1" & RAAF P-8A Poseidon A47-005 "Mariner 10"

A nice pair of Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft were also spotted and noted visiting Rockhampton Airport also on Tuesday 30 April.

During the morning, Australian Army NH Industries MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter A40-001 was photographed shortly after arriving into Rockhampton Airport from Brisbane as "Pegasus 1".

After taking on fuel, A40-001 then departed to Townsville.

Then during the afternoon, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft A47-005 was photographed as it climbed out after completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.

It had looked to fly up to Rocky from RAAF Base Williamtown via a missed approach at RAAF Base Amberley.  After completing its airwork, A47-005 then departed to Townsville.  The P-8A Poseidon was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Mariner 10".

UPDATE!  On Wednesday 1 May, RAAF P-8A Poseidon A47-005 was noted flying down the Queensland coast and eventually returning to RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia but as "Mariner 11".

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

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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