CANCELLED - Air Force Globemaster low-level training in Queensland

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A pair of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemasters will conduct low-level formation flying training across Queensland on Friday, May 31.
Departing from RAAF Base Amberley west of Brisbane at 10am, the aircraft will initially fly in the local area before conducting air-to-air refuelling training with a KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport off the coast of Queensland.
The pair of Globemasters will then descend to low level and operate in the vicinity of the following communities:
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
The Globemasters will operate down to an altitude of 90m above ground level remaining 600m laterally clear of any obstacle. All timings given are approximate, and may be subject to change due to weather, air traffic control, or operational availability.
All efforts will be undertaken to ensure the aircraft remain away from built-up areas.
Whilst Globemaster crews often train using ground-based simulators, the mission on Friday will ensure these personnel are proficient in flying complex missions.
The RAAF operates a fleet of eight C-17A Globemasters, which provides strategic airlift support to the Australian Defence Force. These aircraft are also capable of aerial delivery of cargo and personnel by parachute.
The Globemaster fleet is often used in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, evidenced in 2019 by their support to communities following floods and cyclones in Queensland.
More information about the C-17A Globemaster is available from our website. File imagery is available from the Defence Image Gallery.

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