Sunday, July 28, 2019

Photos of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Boeing B757-200 NZ7572 Departing Rockhampton Airport as "Kiwi 645"

After arriving the previous day, on Sunday 28 July, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Boeing B757-2K2 NZ7572 was photographed departing Rockhampton Airport for Christchurch in New Zealand again as "Kiwi 645".

And the Boeing B757-200 has returned to Rockhampton Airport once again late on Sunday 28 July, arriving back from Christchurch, yet again as "Kiwi 645".  It appears to be staying for another night.

UPDATE!  NZ7572 "Kiwi 645" departed Rockhampton Airport for RNZAF Base Ohakea near Palmerston North in New Zealand on Monday 29 July.

Of interest, NZ7572 is one of two B757-200 aircraft operated by No. 40 Squadron RNZAF from RNZAF Base Auckland at Whenuapai - alongside five Lockheed C-130H Hercules aircraft.  NZ7572 operates alongside NZ7571 and the B757-200s were acquired in 2003 from Transavia Airlines.  No. 40 Squadron operate these aircraft in transport, freight, cargo and troop movement roles. They can also be converted for medical use in emergencies.

All photos taken by Steve Vit  ©

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