Friday, September 16, 2022

Exercise Wallaby 2022 - Some More Photos of the RSAF Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and Lockheed C-130H Hercules Flying out of Rockhampton Airport

Happy Friday again!

Again, over the course of this week, most of the six Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopters have again been photographed flying between Rockhampton Airport and 'Warriors Camp' - nearby to Rockhampton Airport - and the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) and back, as the Singapore Armed Forces Exercise Wallaby 2022 continues.

As shown above and below, they continue to fly in formations, as well as in single-ship flights.  

On Wednesday 14 September, Chinook 88161 was photographed departing 'Warriors Camp' as "Cyclops 61".

As mentioned previously, the Chinook helicopters are flown by the RSAF's 127 Helicopter Squadron which is based at the Sembawang Air Base (SBAB) in Singapore, however as mentioned, with a detachment at Oakey.

The squadron goes by the motto of "Strength, Courage, Swiftness", the motto is supported by the squadron motif, a white horse in full battle armour.

Meanwhile, the RSAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules Transport Aircraft '733' continues to complete daily sorties to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) from and back to Rockhampton Airport using the callsign "Condor".  It was photographed below operating one such flight to the Bay on Thursday 15 September as "Condor 18".

Also mentioned previously, the Herc '733' 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".

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Sincere thanks to local photographer Steve V and local plane spotter Scott H for allowing us to share these great photos!

Photos taken by Steve Vit and Scott Harris  ©

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