On Thursday 13 August, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft were both spotted completing missed approaches at Rockhampton Airport.
During the latter part of the morning, C-17 A41-212 as "Stallion 42" departed RAAF Base Amberley and flew up at low level to a position between Bundaberg and Gayndah before climbing and heading to Rocky. After completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport, A41-212 returned to Amberley.
Then, during the afternoon, fellow C-17 A41-208 as "Stallion 43" flew up to Rocky directly from Amberley. After it completed a missed approach, A41-208 returned back down to Amberley.
Sincere thanks to the local plane spotters for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by Steve Vit and Kayanne Hardsman ©