Gulfstream Aerospace C-37A Gulfstream V (G-V)

United States Coast Guard a LONG way from home!

Photographed at Sydney Airport.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 10th January 2010, This photo: 3:45pm

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  • accesser said:
    A long way from home indeed must get to the states one day.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Those crazy guys....probably fell asleep whilst in auto pilot somewhere over Hawaii and ended up here :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    It's an odd place. Probably worth a visit, but that's borderline. I was there in '99 before the current regiment of intense security checks.
    hahaha yeah could be, either that or they have an inflated idea of what constitutes their coast.
  • Margot- said:
    Here in Japan I don't even bat an eye when I see US military aircraft but I haven't seen that plane fly over my house yet - and I'm always with my binoculars.
  • strongbow1800 said:
    Nah, that's Northwest Airlines. :)
  • strongbow1800 said:
    US military in Japan is one thing. Coast Guard is another. That guy was a LONG way from home. Probably carrying some liason for a meeting or something.
  • strongbow1800 said:
    I had to look twice and blink
    "That looks like Coast Guard... can't be, Dave's in Australia... maybe that's Aus coas guard and they just use similar livery...?"
  • leadegroot said:
    Nup, look at the large size photo and it clear says 'US coast guard'
    I don't think we use the term, anyway :)
    Very odd - can't think how a plane that size got so far from home!
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Via many "essential" destination stops :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    There aren't many US bases close to Australia (Guam is probably the closest), so US military aircraft are relatively rare (excepting C5 Galaxy's etc flying into RAAF bases here). However, I never thought I'd see a US Coast Guard plane here!
    Must have been someone pretty darned important to bother flying that little bird out here.
  • Margot- said:
    Either something is afoot, or some big shot wanted some Australian shrimp on the barbie.
  • Margot- said:
    Oh, yeah, right.