Friday, June 30, 2023

Atlas Air Boeing B747-400 N480MC Touches Down at Rockhampton Airport Friday Night

Making a spectacular arrival into Rockhampton Airport late on Friday 30 June was Atlas Air Boeing B747-446 N480MC. It touched down from RAAF Base Amberley as 'GTI8269' / "Giant 8269" and had earlier flown across from Honolulu.

The jumbo taxied in and parked on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rocky Airport parking apron.  It brought military personnel and cargo into Rocky to participate in joint military exercises being held in the region including Exercise Southern Jackaroo and the massive joint military Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 (TS23) which are being held over July and into August.

At the time of writing, N480MC looked to be being prepared for an overnight stay.  Stay tuned for the latest information on its planned departure - we will do our best to bring it to you first!

Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Scott H and Ash B for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of the jumbo's arrival!  Stay tuned for more!

Photos taken by Scott Harris and Ash Burggraaff  ©

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