Friday 24 September 2021

C-17 Globemaster practice flypast


Yesterday a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III strategic aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley conducted several low level rehearsal fly-past's over Brisbane city in preparation for this year’s Riverfire which is held on Saturday the 25th September. The flypast took place from 12.06pm to 12.18pm.

Around 2.30pm Helicopters from the School of Army Aviation in Oakey also conducted a low level rehearsal along the Brisbane River in the CBD in preparation for Riverfire, unfortunately commitments prevented me from attending this rehearsal.

The C-17A Globemaster III flew over Mt Coot-tha and Suncorp Stadium then headed south along the river at South Bank to the Goodwill Bridge before repositioning to fly east along the Kangaroo Point cliffs toward the Storey Bridge.
There were two fly-past's, one flown at 1000 feet and then the second flown at a height not below 300 feet.

First flight was on the 07/11/2006
28/11/2006 accepted by the RAAF in California USA.
04/12/2006 arrived in Canberra Australia from the USA.
In service with the 36 Sqn RAAF.

A41-206 (MSN 06-0206)

What is Riverfire
Riverfire is one of Australia's leading international arts festivals, and is held each September in Brisbane. Its presence dominates the city for three weeks in September and its line-up of classical and contemporary music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, circus and major public events such as Riverfire attracts an audience of around one million people every year.
The close of the festival is celebrated by a huge fireworks display with fireworks coming from barges in the river and from the roof of many buildings around the city and of course the RAAF aircraft displays

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