RAAF Aircraft Low-Level Flying Displays Over Brisbane For Sunsuper Riverfire 2019

RAAF Aircraft Low-Level Flying Displays Over Brisbane For Sunsuper Riverfire 2019
A No. 1 Squadron F/A-18F Super Hornet and A No. 36 Squadron C-17A Globemaster Flying over Brisbane for Sunsuper Riverfire 2019 (All images credit: RAAF).

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:

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:

 

 

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