Monday, February 16, 2015

RAAF Boeing C17A Globemaster III at Wellington!

Today's cool photo is of a Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF] Boeing C17A Globemaster III, A41-207, parked up at Wellington! What a cool machine!

This aircraft arrived at Wellington earlier today., but left around 5pm-ish for a quick trip to Blenheim/ Woodbourne and back. Sources indicate that among the passengers was the Hon Gerry Brownlee, who appears to have found yet another way to avoid the airport queues :-)... but serious, as Minister of Defence, I suspect that this might be a precursor to the rumoured announcement of the RNZAF purchasing 2-3 of these aircraft in the next 12 months, Yes, I'm calling it - with a 75% probability - so not certain, but close enough. We will see.

Anyway, here is the picture!


7 comments:

Simon Dartford said...

Carrying the fat bastard Brownlee - he is too heavy for the 757?

Rodney said...

No comment!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be cool to have those in our air force?! Lets hope.

Anonymous said...

If we get two of them can we name them "Tom" and "Gerry" ;-)

Rodney said...

ha ha ha. Possibly!

Anonymous said...

We have another one arriving on Sunday 6th of March at 1645hrs FYI

Rodney said...

Thanks for the info Anon! I'll be out there if I can make it!