Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft from No. 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley will be maintaining essential flying training in the skies over Queensland and the public may see increased aircraft operations from May to July 2020.
FILE PHOTO: A C-17A Globemaster III conducts low-level flying along the Queensland coast. Photo by Corporal Nicci Freeman.
RAAF personnel remain fully trained and highly competent to conduct taskings including flying operations by maintain aircrew proficiency flying over and to a wide variety of airfields and terrains.
C-17A low-level flying and approaches to non-Defence airports from the Gold Coast to Cairns may be included in this program.
The C-17A is a large military transport aircraft that can rapidly deploy 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.
A RAAF spokesperson said noise reduction and the environment were vital considerations in the planning and conduct of flying operations, and RAAF appreciated the support of Queensland communities.
Flying operations are subject to change for a variety of reasons and timings may be irregular.
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