Thursday, October 27, 2016

RAAF Boeing 737-700 (BBJ) A36-002 visits Central Queensland

What appears to be a crew training flight, and using radio callsign 'Envoy 28', Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing 737-700 (BBJ) A36-002 visited Rockhampton and Bundaberg on Wednesday, October 26, after flying from and back to Brisbane.

It is understood A36-002 had earlier flown to Brisbane from Sydney via Canberra.

While visiting Central Queensland, A36-002 first touched down at Rockhampton, and completed a crew change while both engines remained running before departing to Bundaberg. 

At Bundaberg, local planespotter Micah S grasped an opportunity to capture photo's of the aircraft while being refuelled, and apparently took onboard a little over 5000 litres of Jet A1.

Micah also reports A36-002 touched down at the rum city on RWY32, but departed off RWY14.

Also on Wednesday, October 26, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Birdsville and Winton in Western Queensland, and finished the day with an evening arrival at Rockhampton aboard Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 A37-002.

Of interest, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made an early morning flight to Rockhampton aboard RAAF Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 A37-001 on Thursday, October 27, meaning both aircraft were on the ground together at the beef capital while the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister satisfied their engagements.



All photo's kindly submitted by Micah S.