Australian Defence Force Sunsuper Riverfire flying displays

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The Australian Defence Force will have a number of flying displays featuring in this year’s Sunsuper Riverfire on 25 September.
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DATE:                            Saturday, 25 September 2021
FLYING SCHEDULE:   Approx 5:10pm C-17A Globemaster low level flypast.
                                      Approx 5:30pm Army Helicopter Display.
FLIGHT PATH: A C-17A Globemaster III based at RAAF Amberley will conduct a flypast over the Brisbane CBD in support of Sunsuper Riverfire.
The aircraft will fly over Mt Coot-tha and Suncorp Stadium then head 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.
For Sunsuper Riverfire on Saturday, 25 September at around 5:10pm, the aircraft will conduct one pass along the route not below 300 feet.
Information on the C-17A Globemaster is available on our Technology page.
Information on the Army’s ARH and MRH90 helicopters is available on their Aviation page
All flying is subject to change due to weather and operational requirements
Safety, noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities, and participating squadrons will operate with a view to minimising the impact on local communities.
The health and safety of all personnel participating in this event is paramount. All Australian Defence Force personnel are required to adhere to state and territory government travel restrictions and health advice and there are a range of COVID-19 risk mitigation measures in place for this exercise.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)

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