Supersonic aircraft to fly over Mackay, Airlie Beach
HEAD outside today for your chance to spot a pack of super hornets flying low on their way to Brisbane.
Department of Defence region manager of public affairs Ken Wilson said eight RAAF Amberley's F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft will leave Townsville about 10am and be flying over Airlie Beach about 20 minutes later.
"They like to fly a bit lower over the water," Mr Wilson said.
He said although they could reach top speeds of about one-and-a-half times the speed of sound, or more than 1800km/h, they would be flying slower over the coast.
Those in Mackay will likely also be able to spot the hornets, Mr Wilson said.