A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hornet's nest

Last Friday, we gathered on the beach at 11:08 to wait for this:-

There will be a mass formation flypast of up to 20 F/A-18F Super Hornets over the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich today as part of the welcoming ceremony for four new Super Hornets.
The arrival of the four new aircraft completes the Australian Super Hornet fleet to 24 aircraft.
Sixteen aircraft will depart RAAF Base Amberley between 10 am and 10.30 am and will fly in a loose formation to a point off North Stradbroke Island, where they will form up and fly south, crossing the coast at Southport before flying down the Gold Coast to Tweed Heads.
The armada will then fly out to sea and reform at a point off the Sunshine Coast where it will join with the four new Super Hornets.
The formation will fly south from Noosa Heads down the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane where it will then fly over the CBD en route to Ipswich and RAAF Amberley. It is expected to pass over the base at 11.30am.
The mass formation flypast of up to 20 aircraft will be not only an historic event which may not be repeated, but an important training exercise for operational planners and aircrew.

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


Annie said...

yes, saw them, and HEARD THEM


very impressive.

Gemma Wiseman said...

O what a grand view of a fleet of metal wings! Terrific shot!

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