2016 Anzac Day Fly By

To mark Anzac Day in 2016 the Aeroclub arranged a Fly By of the Sunshine Coast with 8 aircraft. We met before dawn and held a short memorial service before taking off from Redcliffe at first light, with 2 minute intervals between us.

YRED

We flew at 500ft, remaining over water as we passed up the east coast of Bribie Island and past the Caloundra aerodrome.

Passing YCDR

As we continued up past Maroochydore we saw a formation of Tiger Moths pass over us, heading in the opposite direction.

Formation with coasts

Once we reached Noosa we climbed to 1000 ft and turned back towards the south. As we headed back down the coast we passed over the top of the planes that were following. Eventually one of them, a Cessna 210 that is quite a bit faster than the 182 we were in, asked whether they could overtake us. How could we say no, especially as it gave us a chance to get a shot of them bathed in sunlight as they passed.

ELS overtaking ROC copy

Not long after we were landing back at Redcliffe. Back on the ground we finished the morning with a barbecue breakfast.

FLoral wreath

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