It was heard to be flying as "Envoy 17" and was photographed above and below at Bundaberg Airport after it had earlier arrived from Canberra and Coffs Harbour.
After a short time on the ground, A56-001 departed for Hamilton Island Airport before eventually completing a missed approach at Cairns and then landing at Townsville where it appeared to be spending the night.
This is the second training flight this week by a RAAF VIP 34 Squadron aircraft, with Boeing B737-7DF(BBJ) A36-001 "Envoy 13" completing the same flight over the previous two days.
It is assumed that A56-001 will call into Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and
UPDATE! On Saturday 18 July, A56-001 "Envoy 17" indeed popped into Proserpine Airport but it then flew down to Gladstone Airport where it landed for a short time - see Blog post below!
Sincere thanks to the local plane spotter Peter S for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Peter Sajko ©
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