On Monday 4 October, the visiting Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft '733' was spotted arriving into Rockhampton Airport from the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) after completing one of its first sorties in support of the Singapore Armed Force's Exercise Wallaby 2021 (XWB21). It was heard to be using the radio callsign of "Condor".
Monday, October 4, 2021
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Lockheed C-130H Hercules '733' Starts Flying from Rockhampton Airport as "Condor"
The Herc had arrived from Darwin last Wednesday 29 September and now has seemingly taken up residence at Rocky to complete sorties in support of the Exercise.
Of interest, the Herc is one of six C-130H aircraft which are flown by the RSAF's 122 Squadron "Condors" based at the Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB) in Singapore.
The squadron goes by the motto of "Dependable".
Meanwhile, also on Monday 4 October, the visiting Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing CH-47F Chinook and AH-64D Apache helicopters continued to complete sorties also from Rockhampton Airport to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) and back.
A pair of Apaches as "Astro" and then a single Apache as "Avon", while two pairs of Chinooks as "Celtic", all completed sorties to Shoalwater Bay and back to Rockhampton Airport.
Sincere thanks to local photographer Steve V for again allowing us share these great photos!
All photos taken by Steve Vit ©