C-17A Globemaster formation flying training flight

Operation Details Tab


A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III will conduct low-level flying training with a U.S Air Force C-17A Globemaster III on Friday, 28 September 2018.

The training flight will see the aircraft in trail formation from Tweed Heads to North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Approximate times for the flypast are subject to changes in route, air traffic and weather. This may delay the advertised timings.

The aircraft are planned to fly adjacent to Tweed Heads at 12:15pm and reach North Stradbroke Island at 12:30pm.

The aircraft will fly along the coast and at times descend to 100 meters.

The Globemaster is used by the RAAF and the US Air Force to transport personnel and cargo around the globe. The aircraft is able to carry a payload of more than 70 tonnes but can also conduct tactical airlift missions, including airdrop of cargo by parachute.

This training flight enhances RAAF interoperability with the U.S Air Force C-17A Globemaster.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)