F/18 Super-hornets

Australia's first five Super-hornets turned up today and did a fly-by over Brisbane on the way to Amberley, escorted by four F-111's.

Unfortunately, the escort wasn't close enough to get them all in the same shot.

View all photos taken: Friday, 26th March 2010, This photo: 1:05pm

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  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Had them go directly above work in Carole Park, they came pretty quick too. Had the same problem, couldn't get them all in the one frame. Great pic Dave!
  • -spam- said:
    So thats what I heard going past before. Friggin loud buggers
  • David de Groot said:
    Shame really, would have been much nicer to get them together. I was unfortunately not in the best spot, as I didn't know which way they were flying over. I'm hoping Kane has some decent shots from on top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs.
    Didn't seem too noisy to me, but maybe they hadn't opened up yet....
  • kth_friend said:
    ahhh some new beasties... great shot
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • beachut (John) said:
    Nice catch David...we had a couple of F111,s her last couple of days
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah fresh from the US.
    I also shot the F-111's but the sky really was "meh".
  • SkattyKat said:
    nice capture Dave - I wasn't aware they were going to fly over
  • Craig Hall Photography said:
    Hmm you did better than mine. my vantage point at KPoint blocked them out until they had passed
  • David de Groot said:
    Kane let me know last night and I heard it on the radio this morning. :)
    Oh bugger - Kane was over at KP, and I was hoping he got some sweet shots from there. Mind you, the sky wasn't very exciting.
  • kjbeath said:
    The NZers got to see them first. Maybe a reminder to behave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Or an invitation to become the 8th state of Australia - you know, join up and you get some of these ;-)
  • S c o r p said:
    Hey David... Nice work mate.... The tail markings are nice and clear !!!
    I managed to get a few shots myself... and post them in the Royal Australian Air Force pool if your interested.......
  • David de Groot said:
    Nice shots they are too - definitely closer than I got ;-)
  • Rob Ferris || CARJO Photography said:
    Nice... where were you when you took this? I was at the Botanical Gardens but as you said, the sky was very "meh".
  • David de Groot said:
    Bowen Terrace, Rob, just above Wilson's Outlook. They came in fairly low over the escarpment, but didn't seem to fly low through the city.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    niiiice shot :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Not bad for the conditions I suppose.
  • lyndon1627107 said: