Tuesday, July 23, 2019

All Departing For Good at the end of Ex Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) - Raytheon Australia Learjet 35A Bizjet VH-ESM from Rockhampton Airport and The Four Air Affairs (Australia) Learjet 35A and Learjet 36A Bizjets From Gladstone Airport

On Tuesday 23 July, and with the conclusion of joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) imminent, the five visiting 'target towing' bizjets supporting flight operations during the Exercise, have departed both Rockhampton and Gladstone Airports all heading back to their home base at HMAS Albatross at Nowra in New South Wales.

Raytheon Australia Learjet 35A bizjet VH-ESM departed Rockhampton Airport, once again flying as "Shadow 11".

It had completed 2 flights each days flying out of and back to Rockhampton Airport to a position off the South Queensland Coast with it noted flying into RAAF Base Amberley on Monday 22 July as "Shadow 71".

While down at Gladstone Airport, also on Tuesday 23 July, the four visiting LearJet bizjets flown by GoJet / Air Affairs (Australia) also all returned to their home base at Nowra following their deployment. 

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Learjet 35A bizjets VH-SLD "Ajax 14", VH-LFA "Ajax 44", VH-LJJ "Ajax 32" and Learjet 36A bizjet VH-SLF "Ajax 04" were all noted departing Gladstone Airport for Nowra.

All four Learjets had been flying two flights each day in pairs each time using the radio callsign of "Bosun".

Photos taken by Daniel Bishop and 'AC'  ©

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