Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from 36SQN at RAAF Base Amberley, will be maintaining essential flying training in the skies over Queensland and the public may see aircraft operations from May to July 2020.
Air Force ensures its personnel remain fully trained and highly competent to conduct its tasking including flying operations. Air Force aircrew maintain this proficiency by flying to airfields and terrains across the state.
C-17A low level flying and approaches to non-Defence airports from the Gold Coast to Cairns may also occur.
The C-17A is a large military transport aircraft that rapidly deploys troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world. It can also be used for aeromedical evacuation.
Most recently, the C-17A delivered humanitarian aid to Fiji and Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Harold.
Air Force conducts training and operations in accordance with Federal and State Government guidelines.
Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of these flying operations, and Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of Queensland communities.
Please note, flying operations are subject to change and timings may be irregular.
Further information on the C-17A Globemaster III is available here.