The jet was filmed from multiple angles by startled onlookers, as it made its way over the city at low altitude.
The RAAF say this was a warm up training exercise for Riverfire.
Local residents sure seem puzzled.
Is this really necessary given the current tense scenes in Australia this week?
Could this be a ‘warm up’ for something else?
Let us know your thoughts below!
The footage also struck an uncomfortable chord with a number of Americans, who just marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
“No, no, no, just no,” NBC senior executive Mike Sington tweeted.
A C-17 pilot in the US Air Force told Task & Purpose the spectacle would never have happened in the United States.
“If the crew’s timing is off or if they are slow to react, the jet would collide with a building. Very risky.”
9/11 type symbolism in the month of September? Just a coincidence?
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