On 4 November 2017, a No. 36 Squadron C-17A conducted two freefall parachute drop of about 200 skydivers at Toogoolawah, 50km north-west of Brisbane.
This event was arranged between No. 86 Wing (86WG) at RAAF Base Amberley, the Australian Parachuting Federation (APF), and Legacy, and was an opportunity to showcase Air Force air mobility capability as well as raise money and recognition for the work conducted by Legacy.
The skydivers made donations to Legacy for the opportunity to participate in this jump.
A similar event in 2016 raised around $11,000, with this year’s event expected to raise more than $22,000.
On Thursday 2 November, a No. 36 Squadron C-17A Globemaster conducted another freefall parachute drop of 83 female skydivers to RAAF Base Amberley – see video here.
This event was arranged between No. 86 Wing at RAAF Base Amberley, the Australian Parachuting Federation, the Women in Adventure Sports program, and was an opportunity to highlight the RAAF’s support for women in traditionally male-dominated areas.
RAAF’s fleet of eight C-17As are operated from RAAF Base Amberley, and are flown by No. 36 Squadron.
They provide an essential air-mobility capability for the Australian Defence Force, being able to operate in the tactical and strategic role to support operations nationally, regionally, and across the globe.