Super Hornet Jets Fly Over Brisbane:- Australia (Video)

In Brisbane (Capitol of Queensland Australia) the other day we had 20 Super Hornet jets do a fly over. It was a shame that it was a very cloudy day, but still most people got to see the formation. Unfortunately I could hear them, but the cloud cover in my area prevented me from actually seeing them. The fly over was basically to mark the arrival of four new jets. From some of the pictures that people sent in to the newspaper, I’m sure the city came to a standstill while waiting for the jets to pass. 😀


Twitter’s #SuperHornet flyover pics. Kristin Devitt – @kristindevitt: Who’s answering the phones?  (From the picture gallery)


Jane Long: images Super Hornets flight over Brisbane today.
(From the picture gallery)

It wasn’t only Brisbane these jets flew over, they left from the RAAF base at Amberley, and they went as far north as Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast and then all the way south to the New South Wales border. The distance is roughly about 500 km or 315 miles.

See some great photo’s in The Quest picture gallery.

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24 Responses to Super Hornet Jets Fly Over Brisbane:- Australia (Video)

  1. Rebekah says:

    I’ve always been drawn to these air-shows … it’s something about them that leaves me totally awe struck — both the machines, and the guys driving them, the coordination and all that..

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Rebekah,
      The jets looked fantastic in their formation in the pictures and video, I’m so disappointed I couldn’t see them, they flew right over the top of where I live, a huge sound is all that I got. 😦

  2. TOJ says:

    These flew straight over my house. Shame I was at work. 😦

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi gregorno6,
      Thank You.
      The people that made the video looked like they had a really good spot, there are heaps of video’s on this, but I felt this one was one of the better ones. 🙂

  3. I wonder how fast those Super jets can fly to make that 315 miles?? I’d like one of those myself when I commute from New York to Rhode Island!

    A quick Brisbane question: some of the photos from The Quest link show people at the top of a bridge – is it like the Sydney harbor Bridge that you can walk over it?

    Cool post Mags.

  4. Selma says:

    WOOO HOOOO. Spectacular. I would have loved to have seen them!!

  5. E.C. says:

    Awesome. I love watching jets. They never cease to amaze me with how they can fly at such high or low altitudes and at sonic speeds. 🙂

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EC,
      Sonic speeds is right, the sound was pretty loud from my place, but a nice kind of loud, I was just so disappointed that I couldn’t see them.

  6. travelrat says:

    What impresses me is that the RAAF can get 18 serviceable aircraft in the air at the same time! I think even the RAF would be hard put to do that these days!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      It was 20 jets (even more impressive 🙂 )
      When I first saw the video’s I was just so impressed with the formation, they did a fantastic job. I’m sure the pilots would of watched some of the videos on You Tube and enjoyed seeing how they “stopped” a city. 😀

  7. Theresa Lauf says:

    Thanks for reminding me. I do have a blurry photo of these going over the city, which I’ll share when I get a moment later.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Theresa,
      I’m glad you got to see the fly over, it didn’t seem to be as cloudy in the city center itself, which was excellent for those that work in there.

  8. Very impressive! It never ceases to amaze me how they can fly in such perfect formation. I wonder how much training it takes to get it right?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I should imagine it would take a lot of training, and many, many hours of flying time. But it was perfect, and indeed very impressive.

  9. Texasjune says:

    Jets are easily noticed! I have some property in the no-fly zone around our previous president’s ranch. One day I was at that house when a small private plane accidentally entered the zone. Of course, I didn’t see the private plane, but every window in the house shook when the fighter-jet swooped down from the sky and escorted him away! Referring to all the cave paintings of ancient aircraft – wouldn’t it be interesting to watch those artists witness a modern jet in the sky?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Texasjune,
      When the jets flew over my place, there was no shaking, but the noise was very loud.
      It would be very interesting to know what their take would be on the modern world, it’s an interesting thought. 🙂

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