Monday, September 19, 2022

A Pair of RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan Transport Aircraft Complete Airwork at CQ Airports - A34-005 "Kaos 71" & A34-006 "Valour 72"

On Monday 19 September, a pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft were noted and spotted completing airwork at a couple of Central Queensland Airports.

Spartan A34-005 as "Kaos 71" flew up from RAAF Base Amberley to a complete a touch-and-go at Bundaberg Airport before then heading up to Rockhampton Airport where it was photographed as it completed a whooping seven touch-and-go approaches!  

A34-005 "Kaos 71" then departed the Rocky area for Cairns.

Soon after, Spartan A34-006 as "Valour 72" also flew up from Amberley but to land at Bundaberg Airport.  It then flew up to land at Rockhampton Airport where it completed a crew change.  It then departed to Mackay Airport where it was photographed as it was refuelled.

A34-006 "Valour 72" then departed Mackay Airport also for Cairns.

Of interest, a third Spartan, A34-004 as "Ausy 731" also passed through the region on Monday 19 September, flying between Canberra, Townsville and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea).

Meanwhile, also on Monday 19 September, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-002 as "Wedgetail 03" was noted completing airwork at Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) Airport while on a flight out of and back to RAAF Base Williamtown.

Photos taken by John Lee and 'JM'  ©

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