Crowds at the annual Ipswich Show will be thrilled to see a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster conduct a flypast at around 4.50pm on Friday, 17 May 2019.
Flying from nearby RAAF Base Amberley, the aircraft will conduct its flypast at 4.50pm, approaching the showgrounds from the South and flying overhead at an altitude of just 90 metres.
The Globemaster – operated by No. 36 Squadron – has been a resident of RAAF Base Amberley since December 2006, and is used in support of Defence operations around the globe.
More recently, they have been involved with flying supplies and fuel to Queensland communities affected by floodwaters, delivered relief to natural disasters in Indonesia and Laos, and supported the 2018 APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea.
The RAAF’s Globemasters routinely support the Australian Antarctic Division with airland and airdrop missions to deliver supplies and equipment to the icy continent.
Please note that this flypast is subject to variables such as weather and operational availability, and may be subject to cancellation at short notice.