Monday, January 18, 2021

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Heavy Transport Aircraft Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - KC-30A MRTT A39-006 & C-17A Globemaster III A41-208

On Monday 18 January, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) heavy transport aircraft were photographed as they visited and completed missed approaches at Rockhampton Airport.

First, RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-006, which was flying as "Dragon 20" flew down from Townsville to Rockhampton Airport where it landed for a time.

After completing a crew change, A39-006 departed Rockhampton Airport and returned to Amberley.

It had earlier departed RAAF Base Amberley and landed at Townsville for a short period of time before coming down to Rocky.

Then, soon after the KC-30A departed, RAAF Boeing C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft A41-208 flew up from Amberley but as "Stallion 27" to also complete a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.

It then departed Rocky and returned to Amberley.

Sincere thanks to local photographer Steve V for allowing us to share these great photos!

All photos taken by Steve Vit  ©

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