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    20 x Super Hornets Brisbane Flyover

    Taken from another forum I frequent. I thought it might be of interest to some members living along the coast. So get out the telephoto and try your hand at some fast moving subjects.

    Who doesn't love fighter jets !

    The RAAF are welcoming more Super Hornets (F111 replacement) by doing a formation flyover with 20 of them.

    Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast residents are in for a rare treat this Firday (21/10).

    Brisbane should see them around 11:30am.

    http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au...buzz-to-coast/

    FLIGHT PATHS:

    Outward leg including Gold Coast
    Up to 16 x F/A-18F Super Hornets

    10am: 16 x F/A-18F Super Hornets commence their launch from RAAF Amberley.

    10.18 Springwood

    10.21 North Stradbroke Island

    10.23 South Stradbroke Island

    10.25 Southport

    10.26 Surfers Paradise

    10.26 Burleigh Heads

    10.27 Coolangatta

    10.28 Trweed Heads.

    Sunshine Coast
    Up to 20 x F/A-18F Super Hornets

    11.04 am Noosa Heads

    11.06 Coolum Beach

    11.07 Maroochydore

    11.08 Caloundra

    11.11 Bribie Island

    11.13 Redcliffe

    11.14 Fisherman's Islands

    11.15 Manly

    11.16 Wellington Point

    11.17 Southern Tip Moreton Island

    11.19 St Helena Island

    Brisbane - Ipswich
    Up to 20 x F/A-18F Super Hornets following the Brisbane River

    11.20 am Lytton

    11.21 Balmoral, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Botanic Gardens/Captain Cook Bridge

    11.22 Highgate Hill, St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Kenmore

    11.23 Jindalee, Moggill

    11.24 Ipswich

    Note: The aircraft will fly at approximately 2000 feet (609m) and up to 350 knots (648km/h). Times and locations may vary dependant on the weather

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    Fa18 x20 Fly past - QLD, 21-st October

    Just a heads up for those in Gold Coast- Brisbane - SUnshine Coast re the fly past tomrrow being Friday 21st. Look up and have your camera ready!
    Just received this email for a I guess a rare fly pass.


    There will be a mass formation flypast of up to 20 F/A-18F Super Hornets over the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Brisbane and Ipswich, this Friday (21 Oct) as part of the welcoming ceremony for four new Super Hornets.

    The arrival of the four new aircraft completes the Australian Super Hornet fleet to 24 aircraft.

    Please join us on facebook to share your photos and comments on this historic day.
    Sixteen aircraft will depart RAAF Base Amberley between 10 am and 10.30 am and will fly in a loose formation to a point off North Stradbroke Island, where they will form up and fly south, crossing the coast at Southport before flying down the Gold Coast to Tweed Heads.

    The armada will then fly out to sea and reform at a point off the Sunshine Coast where it will join with the four new Super Hornets.

    The formation will fly south from Noosa Heads down the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane where it will then fly over the CBD en route to Ipswich and RAAF Amberley. It is expected to pass over the base at 11.30am.

    The formation will be accompanied at intervals by up to two Hawk Mk127 lead-in fighters.

    The final number of aircraft flying will depend on operational and training tasks for the aircraft.

    The mass formation flypast of up to 20 aircraft will be not only an historic event which may not be repeated, but an important training exercise for operational planners and aircrew.

    Note: The aircraft will fly at approximately 2000 feet (609 mtrs) and up to 350 knots (648 km/h). Times and locations may vary dependant on the weather. The final number of aircraft flying will depend on operational, training and maintenance for the aircraft.

    A more detailed itinerary is as follows:

    Outward leg including Gold Coast
    Up to 16 x F/A-18F Super Hornets

    10.00 am 16 x F/A-18F Super Hornets commence their launch from RAAF Amberley.
    1018 Springwood
    1021 North Stradbroke Island
    1023 South Stradbroke Island
    1025 Southport
    1026 Surfers Paradise
    1026 Burleigh Heads
    1027 Coolangatta (All times are QLD local times)
    1028 Tweed Heads (All times are QLD local times)

    Sunshine Coast
    Up to 20 x F/A-18F Super Hornets
    1104 Noosa Heads
    1106 Coolum Beach
    1107 Maroochydore
    1108 Caloundra
    1111 Bribie Island
    1113 Redcliffe
    1114 Fisherman’s Islands
    1115 Manly
    1116 Wellington Point
    1117 Southern Tip Moreton Island
    1119 St Helena Island

    Brisbane – Ipswich
    Up to 20 x F/A-18F Super Hornets following the Brisbane River
    1120 Lytton
    1121 Balmoral
    Hawthorne
    Kangaroo Point
    Botanic Gardens/Captain Cook Bridge
    1122 Highgate Hill
    St Lucia
    Indooroopilly
    Kenmore
    1123 Jindalee
    Moggill
    1124 Ipswich

    More about the F/A-18F http://ra.af/eN6Xiu
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    thanks for this, I might head down to the coast and try for a shot or two.
    Cheers David.

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    I'm already thinking of shutter speeds and ISO, Lucky I've got a lend of Boofheads 120-400 The Alley will do me , You wont have much time to recompose and reshoot @640 km/h
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    You reckon they'll all be in a big formation, Or broken up a bit ? Just trying to work out how to get a shot 648km/h is fast

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    If they saved the money this flypast will cost in fuel and maintainance, they could have afforded another super hornet!

    I wish they did more flypasts.
    Most of them that I see are just done with the one plane.
    Don't they need to give the other pilots some practice time too?
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    I've got no idea. I live about 2000km away

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    does anyone know if they are coming as far south as Byron Bay / Lennox Heads or just up to Tweed Heads. Worth bringing the kids out of class if they are.

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    Chris, I just started another thread - I didn't see this one (can a mod delete mine, please). See today's Tweed News - chances are good you might see something around timewise if they overshoot Tweed a bit. Can you hike up the coast a bit and get closer?
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    a little more info, with a zoom able flight path map( I take no responsibility for its accuracy)http://www.couriermail.com.au/questn...-1226171833906.

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    Well that was disappointing, I thought they would've come around snapper point and passed Dbah, but instead came over top of tweed heads and went out to sea, my wife got a better view from our house.

    A pretty big crop from 300mm just to get a very ordinary image.


    hornet flyby by dulvariprestige, on Flickr
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    Thats what I thought too Jayde, They came on the inside of Currumbin Rock, Got one close up , Ill post it in Sport/Action thread - Bill , Got a few like this as well

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    I decided to just use the littel Lumix - I walked out along the seawall at D'bah, only because I couldn't get a park at Pt Danger - but I think I had the better view. I got 4 shots, one I consider decent. I noticed one jet dropped away from the formation as they went out to sea (see pics 1 & 2 - only to show this). Then when the other just diapppeared in the cloud along the coast the one left behind could be seen for along time flying on his own. Might he have had engine trouble?

    This is an awful shot but you can just see the one breaking off - he is underneath the centre formation
    super hornets #1.jpg

    Here he is trailing W A Y off the back
    super hornets #2.jpg

    And this is the half decent shot - when I wish I still had the 1DsMkII & 100-400!
    super hornets #3.jpg

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    #3 for me Odille, No doubt we'll hear on the news what happened , Wer'nt easy to Photograph , A return run would have been good

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    here's what I got from half way Mt Coot tha, couldn't get to the top, WAY too many people


    and a few seconds later as they passed on their way to Amberley
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    #3 for me Odille, No doubt we'll hear on the news what happened , Wer'nt easy to Photograph , A return run would have been good
    Wouldn't it just. A lady who was also out on the rockwall with me never even got her camera turned on - it was all too quick for her. I was pleased to get one half-decent shot out of 4!

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    I got 6 shots in Burst mode after focusing

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    I had my camera on IA servo, and burst as well.. ended up with about 7 or 8 keepers before they were out of sight

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    They certainly wer'nt thinking of the Photographers

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