Saturday, April 24, 2021

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ANZAC Day 2021 Flypast Details for Central Queensland Sunday

With ANZAC Day on tomorrow, Sunday 25 April, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has released details of planned flypasts during Queensland commemorations - including some Central Queensland locations.  ANZAC Day also holds special significance for the RAAF this year, following the marking of its 100th birthday on 31 March 2021.

Details from the RAAF 'Flying Operations' website for Queensland only ( indicate a single F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from Number 1 Squadron based at RAAF Base Amberley will conduct a flypast of ANZAC Day commemoration activities on Sunday 25 April around Queensland, including in the Fraser Coast region at:

Fraser Island - 11.36am
Hervey Bay and Pialba - 11.40am
Buxton - 11.44am
Bargara - 11.48am
Burnett Heads - 11.49am
Rosedale - 11.54am
Calliope - 12.05pm
Monto - 12.15pm

Meanwhile, a RAAF C-17A Globemaster transport aircraft from Number 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley is expected to flypast at several locations including:

Bundaberg - 9.05am
Maryborough - 10.00am
Agnes Water - 10.22am
Gladstone - 10.32am
Elliott Heads - 11.25am
Moore Park Beach - 11.40am
Kingaroy - 12.12pm
Gayndah - 12.30pm

And finally, a single RAAF Alenia C-27J Spartan transport aircraft from Number 35 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley is expected to flypast at locations in North Queensland including some in CQ at:

Charters Towers - 9.30am
Airlie Beach - 10.15am
Daydream Island - 10.20am
Hamilton Island - 10.25am

ANZAC Day is a time to reflect on the contribution made by past and present service personnel who have displayed great courage, discipline and self-sacrifice in choosing a life of service to their country.

The RAAF 'Flying Operations' also reminds everyone that "All Air Force flypasts can be cancelled or changed subject to weather, operational requirements or other aviation considerations. For public safety, drones must not be operated in the vicinity of flypasts."

Photos taken by John Van Den Bosch and James Saunders  ©

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