In this article, we will share with you photos and Videos of Royal Australian Air Force Aircraft low-level flying displays Over Brisbane For Sunsuper Riverfire 2019.
Riverfire is the big finale to the Brisbane Festival, Queensland’s three-week arts and cultural festival held each year at the end of September in eastern Australia. Aviation-wise, the event is quite famous for the flypasts and aerial displays of Royal Australian Air Force aircraft.
Many readers will probably remember the RAAF F-111 AArdvaark’s iconic “dump and burn“ passes performed from 2006 to 2010 at night, with the jet igniting with afterburners the fuel dumped through a nozzle positioned between the two engines, as part of the Festival. With the retirement of the F-111, the Australian F/A-18s (including the EA-18G Growlers) and the C-17A Globemaster III have taken the leading role in the flypasts over Brisbane.
This year a No. 1 Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet and a No. 36 Squadron C-17A Globemaster from RAAF Base Amberley performed some really impressive display that was caught on camera by No. 28 Squadron’s Sergeant Peter Borys and Corporal Jesse Kane.
Here’s a selection of the most impressive photos and Videos taken during the flypasts.
Cockpit Video Of C-17A Globemaster Dodging Skyscrapers
Television reporter Rob Morrison of 9News rode along for one of the very low and thundering C-17 passes over Brisbane and captured some awesome cockpit footage in the process. It provides a rare peek into how exactly the pilots pull off such a low pass deep in urban terrain. RAAF posted another video—this one being in 360 style—shot during practice for the event that shows the same flight profile and a bit more:
Here are some shots from the RAAF of this year’s C-17 display for Riverfire:
In da move ! RAAF C-17 low pass at Brisbane River Fire Air Show
— Harry Boone (@towersight) September 29, 2019
A C-17A Globemaster repping the @AusAirforce ahead of tomorrow’s #SunsuperRiverfire in Brisbane. Did you know the C-17A can transport 3 Blackhawk helicopters, 4 Bushmaster vehicles or 1 giant 62,000kg Abrams tank? pic.twitter.com/RHQoUiTWBL
— Melissa Price MP (@Melissa4Durack) September 27, 2019
Here is an amazing 360 video shot from the cockpit of an EA-18G Growler that did the flyover last year. The RAAF just posted it on their Youtube page:
Here are some shots from the RAAF of this year’s EA-18G Growler display for Riverfire:
— British & Commonwealth Mil (2CG) ??? ?? ?? (@BritComMil) September 29, 2019
Thanks to the people of #Brisbane for your support, & to the folk at RAAF Base AMB who pulled together our amazing capability display.
— Royal Australian Air Force (@AusAirForce) September 29, 2019