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RAAF Globemaster visits Bundaberg for training

Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III.

Bundaberg residents can expect to hear the roar of aircraft more frequently with the RAAF C-17A Globemaster III ramping up training across the state.

The large aircraft, from No. 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley, will be maintaining essential flying training in the skies from May to July 2020.

The C-17A is a large military transport aircraft that rapidly deploys troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.

It can also be used for aeromedical evacuation.

Most recently, the C-17A delivered humanitarian aid to Fiji and Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Harold.

The impressive aircraft has also been a regular visitor to the Bundaberg Region, conducting touch and go training missions and fly overs in the past few months.

The last time the plane was spotted in the region was in February when it completed a few circuits at the Bundaberg Airport before disappearing into the distance once more.

The RAAF C-17A Globemaster III was also a main feature at the Bundaberg Airport for Exercise Talisman Sabre last year.

The Air Force conducts training and operations in accordance with Federal and State Government guidelines.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of these flying operations, and the RAAF appreciates ongoing support of Queensland communities.

Please note, flying operations are subject to change and timings may be irregular.

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