The majestic Super Hornets on a fly over in 2011
The majestic Super Hornets on a fly over in 2011 Scott Powick

Super Hornets tear through Tweed skies

UPDATE:

AT 2.41pm (Qld), the 12 F/A-18F Super Hornets flew in from the Pacific Ocean to the South in groups of four before peeling off individually over Point Danger.

Viewers who lined up on the point were treated to an exhilarating spectacle as the Super Hornets came in low over the northern end of Point Danger above Snapper Rocks.

State Emergency Service Unit Controller Mark Cowan, made his way up from Murwillumbah to watch the Airforce’s premier fighter jets’ final training mission for 2015.

He said that while he’s seen them before, it never gets old seeing them up close.

“The fact that they’re down so low is amazing,” he said.

Mr Cowan’s sister works on the Airforce’s Boeing C-17 Globemaster III’s and let him know about today’s fly over, which he was grateful to have seen.

Mr Cowan was joined by a crowd of a 100 or so people, who witnessed the fly over first-hand.

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  • A FORMATION of up to 12 F/A-18F Super Hornets from the Airforce’s Number One Squadron will fly a routine training mission this afternoon between approximately 2pm and 4pm (QLD).

The planned training flight is a rare opportunity for Brisbane and coastal residents to see a large formation of F/A-18 Super Hornets flying over the Northern NSW and South East Queensland regions.

The Super Hornets’ flight path will take them from RAAF Base Amberley, along the Northern NSW coast from Evans Head to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Rainbow Beach then over the Brisbane CBD at approximately 2,000 feet from East to West before returning to RAAF Base Amberley.

The formation is due to fly over Point Danger between 2.35pm and 2.45pm (Qld), before heading up the coast, which will provide stunning viewing from the headland.

The mission is the last planned flying training for One Squadron’s Super Hornets for 2015, before the squadron recommences training in early 2016.



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