Mystery of plane solved
RESIDENTS may have noticed a plane which circled Toowoomba skies for hours and hours each day last week.
According to plane watching website Flightaware, the plane, a Nurtanio Aviocar twin propeller, turned up from Bankstown last Sunday after starting its journey that morning at HMAS Albatross, a navy base in Nowra.
It landed at the Oakey Army Aviation Base at 3.43pm. It spent almost three hours in the air on Monday morning and took off for another flight lasting about three and a half hours that afternoon. The pattern continued throughout the week, with another three-hour flight this morning.
A Department of Defence spokesman said it was a normal testing procedure.
“The aircraft you inquired about is contracted to defence and is conducting testing and calibration of its systems. It’s a normal procedure for these systems to be tested.”