During the morning, all four F-16s departed to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in two flights of two with '662' and '665' flying as "Hydra" while '679' and '677' departed as "Trooper".
They later flew down to RAAF Base Amberley for more diversion training before then making a spectacular return to Rockhampton Airport, completing an initial and pitch before landing on Runway 15.
Then, during the afternoon, only three of the F-16s completed similar sorties with '677' and '662' flying as "Trooper" and '665' flying as "Trooper".
Meanwhile, also on Tuesday 26 September, two pairs of RSAF Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopters flew out of Rockhampton Airport and back as "Atom" and "Avon".
And a pair of RSAF Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters flew out of Rockhampton Airport and 'Warriors Camp' adjacent to Rockhampton Airport as "Diamond".
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Sincere thanks to the local plane spotters for sharing with us these great photos!
Photos taken by Daniel Bishop and Ash Burggraaff ©️