Up to 70 civilian skydivers jumping from an Air Force C-17A Globemaster transport aircraft, in support of the World Parachute Championships 2018 Opening Ceremony.
The aircraft will be conducting a rehearsal jump. Skydivers will land at a drop zone in Toogoolawah, Queensland at about 11am.
For the Opening Ceremony, the aircraft will depart RAAF Base Amberley and the jump will take place over Main Beach, Gold Coast. The official World Parachute Championships 2018 Opening Ceremony jump over the Gold Coast will take place at about 3pm.
The civilian skydivers will be displaying their national flags as they jump from a C-17A Globemaster over the Gold Coast, for the World Parachute Championships 2018 Opening Ceremony.
The Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster is a versatile transport aircraft capable of a variety of airlift roles, ranging from strategic airlift of outsized cargo, through to static-line airdrop of paratroops, and delivery of freefall parachutists.
This activity is subject to weather, air traffic control and operational requirements.
More information about the World Parachute Championships 2018 is available from the Australian Parachuting Federation website:
More information about the C-17A is available from: https://www.airforce.gov.au/technology/aircraft/air-mobility/c-17a-globemaster-iii.