Saturday, April 25, 2015

RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet A44-221 Spotted Overhead Maryborough and Rockhampton - And More - On Anzac Day

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet A44-221 highlighted a great day of fly-overs throughout Central Queensland during commemorations on Saturday 25 April - ANZAC Day.

The Super Hornet was heard flying North from RAAF Base Amberley as "Falcon 41" and was initially spotted over Maryborough at 500 feet by local photographer and part time plane spotter Rowena B, who has again this year allowed us to share her stunning photos.

"Falcon 41" was then heard to fly further North via Mount Larcom and on to Rockhampton where local plane spotter Ben O also captured A44-221 as it overflew Rocky.

Of interest, fellow Super Hornets (or "Rhinos") A44-203 and A44-223 were spotted overflying the Brisbane Anzac Day parade and commemorations, and featured on the state-wide television coverage.

As we mentioned below, the skies above Bundaberg played host to CAC CA-18 Mk21 Mustang VH-MFT 'Snifter'.  VH-MFT landed back at Bundy, and during the afternoon on Saturday 25 April, it departed to Mackay where it will be based for the next couple of days.

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Further up the Queensland coast, RAAF Beech B350 Super King Air turbo-props A32-426 "Dingo 46" and A32-673 "Dingo 45" were noted overflying commemorations from Proserpine and Airlie Beach, West to Charters Towers, and North to Cairns.

The Whitsunday Tiger Moth (Adventures) DH-82A VH-ARU was also spotted in the skies over Airlie Beach also dropping around 4000 poppies onto the main street Whitsunday tourist hub.

Big thanks to Rowena and Ben for capturing their stunning photos and allow us to share them with you all!

Photos taken by Rowena Baumgart and Ben O'Dowd  ©

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