Photo: Richard Suidak
Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17A Globemaster III ZZ173 msn P-77 / UK3 99 Sqn Brize Norton AFB, Oxfordshire, England arrived 20.52hrs ex: Diego Garcia (FJDG) as flight 'RRR6660' / callsign 'Ascot 6660' to ITB bay 56. Hexcode: 43C173 (1st visit to Perth, only the 3rd RAF C17 to have visited Perth to date)
Departed Perth at 09.51hrs 23/05 off RWY06 to Woomera (YPWR) South Australia, as flight 'RRR6660 / callsign 'Ascot 6660', and arrived back into Perth Airport (YPPH) landing RWY21 at 17.27hrs (see photo above) after her sortie as flight RRR6661 / callsign 'Ascot 6661'.
Photos: Perth Airport Spotters Blog
C17 was scheduled to depart Perth for Diego Garcia (FJDG) on Friday 24th May at 08.30hrs (approx.) however this never eventuated having gone tech. The aircraft now re-scheduled to depart to the British Indian Ocean Territory Monday 27th May.
Parts supplied and delivered courtesy RAAF C-17A A41-206 which arrived into YPEA at 16.41hrs 26/05 as 'Stallion 22' ex: RAAF Richmond (YSRI).
ZZ173 departed Perth Airport for Diego Garcia (FJDG) at 08.49hs Monday 27/05 as flight 'RRR6661' callsign 'Ascot 6661' with a flight time of 7hrs.30mins.