Globemasters Flying Low Over North Queensland Skies Today

Flying over after midday


30 May 2019

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CPL Glen McCarthy (Department of Defence)

All eyes in the sky today as a pair of C-17A Globemasters will be flying low across North Queensland.

The planes are leaving Brisbane to fly up the coast for some air-to-air refueling training.

The Globemasters are one of the biggest planes in the Royal Australian Air Force fleet, weighing in at 128 tonnes and with a 51-metre wingspan.

Defence said the planes will be flying 90 metres above ground level over some communities, they include:

  • 12.50pm              Tully Heads
  • 1pm                    Wallaman Falls
  • 1.05pm               West / South Ingham area
  • 1.35pm               Alva Beach
  • 1.40pm               Bowen
  • 1.55pm               Airlie Beach/Whitsundays area

Today's flight to ensure that the pilots are capable flying complex missions.

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