Super Hornets to fly over Tweed Coast

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RAAF F/A 18F Super Hornet. Photo: Bidgee

TWO SUPER Hornets will fly as low as 45m off the Tweed Coast today, Thursday May 4, as part of a low level navigation exercise.

The two aircraft will depart from the RAAF Base at Amberley at 2pm and complete high level air to air training over southern Queensland.

The Super Hornets will then descend to begin a low level navigation exercise from south-western Queensland to Evans Head.

The aircraft will then transit northbound along the coast at low level all the way to the Sunshine Coast before returning to Amberley.

The aircraft will fly at heights between 45m-76m above ground level and travel at speeds up to 555km/hr (300kts) at approximately 1.8 km (one nautical mile) off the coast.

Please be advised the times can change due to weather, or operational constraints.

Times:
•    Timbarra National Park: 2.50pm
•    Evans Head: 3.03pm
•    Lennox Head: 3.09pm
•    Byron bay: 3.10pm
•    Gold Coast / Coolangatta: 3.18pm
•    The Gold Coast Spit: 3.21pm
•    North Tip of Sth Stradbroke Island: 3.27pm
•    North Tip Moreton Island: 3.33pm
•    Bribie Island: 3.36pm
•    Sunshine Coast: 3.40pm
•    Wivenhoe Dam: 3.50pm