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Any idea why they’d be out this low? Training I would assume?

Any idea why they’d be out this low? Training I would assume?

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IsNowReallyTheTime

River fire is a big event. This is all related to that. Putting on a show for the public.


JesusMontegro

The public in Aus must be a little less excited to see shows of force by the state these days.


instasquid

Don't believe everything you read online about Australia. 95% of people are complying with current lockdown restrictions so that the healthcare system isn't overwhelmed and they avoid gruesome death rates imagery like that seen in the US. The protestors are anti vaxxers and a small minority of construction workers who are scared of needles. They also literally pissed all over a memorial to Australian & New Zealand troops, not exactly role models. The conservative federal government fucked up the vaccine rollout which put the country well behind the rest of the developed world, hence new restrictions. Also FYI the city featured in this clip is not under any restrictions currently, due to short sharp "circuit breaker" lockdowns that nip small clusters in the bud.


utlendinger

A little pedantic, but these Tigers are operated by the Australian Army, not the RAAF. And they are getting replaced by Apaches from 2025. There are also videos of an RAAF C17 doing low levels over the Brisbane river for River fire on reddit today.


SomeAussie_Guy

They're practicing for an event that happens in Brisbane every year, it's called Riverfire. The military flying planes and helicopters around is the standout event.


JohnnyJumpwings

Making sure everyone has a loicense to be outside.


Ghost-Rider9925

Urban combat in some mega city is gonna be a shit show for for helicopters flying that low. Someone sitting on the top floor of one of those skyscrapers is gonna have a field day.


JesusMontegro

At least we’ll find out where all those stingers went.


dvphimself

Flexin


JesusMontegro

Another old lady expressing an opinion on the street?


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Mandating the vaccine lol


Cthulhuwar1ord

“Where’s your vaccine card!? You have ten seconds to comply!”


Oblivious_Ocelot

After seeing the C-17 flyover and now this I need to go see this festival or whatever it is. . .


MMXIX_

Those boaters did not have masks on.


accupuncher

the attack helicopter equivalent of a little kid looking for their mom.


HTSTman77

Air show there this week


Nizzemancer

Looking for submarines obviously.


yaboicheesecake

The reason our POS helicopters are hovering around is for river annual event were we fly along the river through the city this year it was the mh90, tiger and c17. We used to do it with the f111 doing a dump and burn


AussieStig

A C17 flying at 100m with the Brisbane city as a backdrop is way fucking cooler


yaboicheesecake

man the growlers are at amberly give us some fast bois again


SmoreOh

Intimidation


TheDevilNuts

Best guess is simulating CAS in a MOUT exercise.


Aggravating_Damage47

Enforcing lockdown I hope.


SomeAussie_Guy

Brisbane isnt under any lockdown.


itsaride

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Australia would need to use those militarily except in other country's wars. I doubt a Chinese invasion is likely in the next 100 years.