It will be Ipswich planes and crew that will kick off Sunsuper Riverfire festivities tonight, Saturday, 28 September.
Acting Senior Australian Defence Force Officer from RAAF Base Amberley, Group Captain Robert Graham said the Australian Defence Force was proud to be supporting this year’s event with flypasts, infantry displays and entertainment in the lead up to the evening fireworks.
“Spectators can expect an impressive demonstration from Air Force pilots as a C-17A Globemaster from Amberley’s 36 Squadron descends from altitude to make a low pass of the Brisbane River and CBD,” Group Captain Graham said.
“This powerful workhorse can carry up to five Bushmaster infantry vehicles or two semi-trailers as cargo, and has conducted missions and humanitarian relief as far away as the Middle East and Antarctica.
“Crowds at South Bank Parklands will also be treated to a flypast from Air Force’s F/A-18F Super Hornet fast jet from Number One Squadron, also based at RAAF Amberley,” Group Captain Graham said.
The Navy Band Queensland, will entertain audiences at Suncorp Piazza with Swing and Top 40 hits while Royal Queensland Regiment troops and a vehicle will showcase infantry capabilities with an impressive dismounted display.
Timings for Air Force aircraft flypasts on Saturday, 28 September 2019 are scheduled as follows:
4.20 pm – C-17A Globemaster flypast
5.30 pm – F/A18F Super Hornet flypast
7.05 pm – Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display commences
All flying is subject to change due to weather and operational requirements. The Australian Defence Force appreciates the public’s continued support in Queensland.
More Information about the Brisbane Festival can be found at: www.brisbanefestival.com.au