Thursday, February 16, 2023

Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook Helicopters A15-304 & A15-308 Spotted Passing Back Through Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

On Thursday 16 February, the two Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopters that flew South over the weekend - see Blog post below - were spotted passing back through Rockhampton Airport while heading back to Townsville.

They were again identified as A15-304 "Brahman 11" and A15-308 "Brahman 12" and arrived together from the South-East before later departing to the North and onwards to Townsville.  While they were flying together, the two Chinooks used the formation callsign of "Brahman".

Meanwhile, on Wednesday 15 February, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Beech B300 Super King Air A32-437 as "Beaufort 11" landed at Longreach Airport from Coffs Harbour before then departing up to the Cape York area. 

UPDATE!  On Thursday 16 February, A32-437 "Beaufort 11" flew down to Townsville.

And finally, on Tuesday 14 February, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft A97-467 as 'ASY430' flew down from Townsville at low-level to the Whitsundays area before completing a missed approach at Hamilton Island Airport.  It then continued down to RAAF Base Richmond.

The Herc had originally left there last week and spent several days flying around The Philippines before flying back across from Darwin and Broome on Monday 13 February.

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

All photos taken by Kristiana Taylor  ©

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