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Super Hornet planes delight those who catch a glimpse

Four F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft will take to the sky today for Anzac Day.
Four F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft will take to the sky today for Anzac Day. Melissa Belanic

FOUR F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from Number 82 Wing at RAAF Base Amberley conducted individual flypasts over three Sunshine Coast towns this morning.

Residents in Nambour saw the planes in the skies above them at approximately 9.37am before they then passed Eumundi and Tewantin.

Sunshine Coast Daily Facebook followers who caught a look at the planes said it was a spectacular sight.

"Right over the top of those gathered at Eumundi. Awesome effort ADF and well done to the pilots," Dan Blunden said.

"Was awesome. Straight over our place in Tewantin. So loud but a great sight," Pam Davis wrote.

"They were awesome at Tewnatin," Susan Paynter said.

"Heard it from Cooroy. Only saw a little bit of the plane but it was awesome," Tara Pitt said.

Others were caught a bit off guard.

"They woke me up - I thought we were being attacked," Keith Crawford commented.

The aircrafts conducted the flypasts at approximately 500 feet above ground level and travelled at speeds of up to 400 knots.

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