Thursday, July 27, 2023

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 (TS23) - Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' helicopter N48-015 "Tiger 15" Also Spotted at Rockhampton Airport - Plus More!

Also on Thursday 27 July, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' helicopter N48-015 (Code 915) as "Tiger 15" was also spotted visiting Rockhampton Airport.

The Seahawk looked to arrive from the South-East and then depart to the North.

Australian Army Boeing CH-47F 'Foxtrot' Chinook helicopter A15-306 as "Chainsaw 12" popped into Rockhampton Airport arriving from the North and later back in the direction.

While the visiting Air Affairs (Australia) LearJet 36 VH-SLJ as "Bosen 11", LearJet 35 VH-SLD "Bosen 12" and LearJet 36 VH-SLF "Blackjack 21" finally took to the air, all departing Rockhampton Airport for the Exercise area before later returning to Rockhampton Airport.

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And Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-203 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-007 as "Dragon 56" was noted providing aerial refuelling support in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) and to the North while on a flight out of and back to Amberley.

Finally, also on Thursday 27 July, but maybe not related to Exercise Talisman Sabre, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing B737-7ES / E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft A30-005 as "Wedgetail 11" flew up from RAAF Base Williamtown to complete airwork at Bundaberg Airport before it then returned South.

Photos taken by Scott Harris  ©

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