A few months ago we heard on the news that our ageing airforce fighter planes, the F 111C Aardvark, were going to be replaced and there would be a farewell flight over Brisbane of those based here. It was a dull day threatening rain.
So, together with our friends Ann and George , we wound our way up to the top of Mt Gravatt in the southern suburbs of Brisbane to get a good view of the final hurrah.
Quite a few others had the same idea. We waited patiently for some time and we were entertained by late comers trying to find a place to park.
Finally, they appeared, They flew over the city and then towards us.
The others turned to the west going right over our heads. They were noisy.
They have been in service since 1973 and are being replaced by Super Hornets.