Initially, KC-30A / MRTT A39-005 "Dragon 20" touched down at Rockhampton Airport after flying up RAAF Base Amberley via airwork off the South-East Queensland coast. It was parked on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the parking apron.
After a crew change, A39-005 departed Rockhampton Airport and flew back to Amberley.
But while A39-005 was still on the ground, fellow RAAF KC-30A / MRTT A39-007 "Dragon 34" was also photographed completing a missed approach also at Rockhampton Airport.
It had earlier flown up from Amberley via an inland route to Townsville where it landed for a short time. A39-007 then flew down from there to complete the missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.
The KC-30A / MRTT then returned to Amberley.
Sincere thanks to the local plane spotters for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos from Rockhampton Airport!
Photos taken by Steve Vit, Scott Harris and Michael Malick ©