Thursday, November 12, 2020

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail A30-001 Spotted Completing a Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport

On Thursday 12 November, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-001 was photographed as it completed a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.

It looked to earlier fly up from RAAF Base Williamtown to Rocky via a missed approach at the Sunshine Coast. After completing the airwork, A30-001 returned to Williamtown via a couple more missed approaches but at Coffs Harbour.

A30-001 was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Wedgetail 16".

Meanwhile, also on Thursday 12 November, fellow RAAF E-7A Wedgetail A30-005 as "Wedgetail 17" was noted completing a missed approach at Bundaberg Airport.

It looked to also fly up from Williamtown but via airwork at Coffs Harbour before it headed to Bundy.  The Wedgetail then returned to Williamtown via more airwork but at Tamworth.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Scott H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!

All photos taken by Scott Harris  ©

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