Saturday, July 27, 2019

And Many Photos as Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VXQ 'Retro Roo II' Also Calls into Rockhampton Airport

Also on Saturday 27 July, Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VXQ - named 'Retro Roo II' - also called into Rockhampton Airport, also completing a troop charter flight after the completion of joint Military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19).

It arrived from Brisbane empty as QFA6160 and after being loaded with a full flight of personnel and their bags, it too departed to Darwin - like the B747-400(ER) VH-OEH - but as QFA1360.

VH-VXQ then returned to Brisbane empty as QFA6164.

As mentioned previously on the CQ Plane Spotting Blog, VH-VXQ is painted into the original colour scheme that was introduced by the first jet aircraft that Qantas flew, the Boeing B707, when it first entered service in 1959.  In fact, it is a livery similar to that worn by former Qantas Boeing B707 VH-XBA (ex VH-EBA) which is on display at the Qantas Founders Museum at Longreach Airport.

Sincere thanks again to the local plane spotters for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of a great visitor to Rockhampton Airport!

Photos taken by 'IAD', Kayanne Hardsman and Jaxson White  ©

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