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Two RAAF C-17 to Cruise low level off QLD Coast

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RAAF C-17 performs a low banking turn at the Avalon International Airshow earlier this year.

Tomorrow (Friday 9th October, 2015) afternoon at 4pm QLD time two of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 Globemasters will be conducting low level tactical formation flight along the Southern QLD and Northern NSW coasts.

Flying as low as 90m off the water these two behemoths will pass Noosa at around 4pm heading South.

The RAAF says “The formation will see the two aircraft separated by a distance of approximately 600 metres, and flying at an altitude of 90 metres over the water. The two aircraft will fly along Noosa Heads at approximately 4pm, around 500 metres off the coast.

Heading south, the C-17As will then fly along the coast past Maroochydore, Caloundra, along Stradbroke Island, then Gold Coast and Tweed Heads.”

For Queenslander photographers this is an awesome opportunity to capture some great RAAF assets doing what they do best … low and fast.

The RAAF also said, “Practicing low-level flying often requires the understanding of the wider public, and we often receive a warm response whenever we go out to train” so lets get out and support the men and women of our RAAF.


 

 

 

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