TOOWOOMBA residents who keep an eye to the sky have been a little confused this week at the sight of a plane circling for hours every day since Sunday.
According to plane watching website Flightaware, the plane, a Nurtanio Aviocar twin propeller, turned up from Bankstown on Sunday after starting its journey that morning at HMAS Albatross, a navy base in Nowra on the New South Wales south coast.
It landed at Oakey Army Aviation Base at 3.43pm on Sunday.
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 has continued ever since, with another three-hour flight this morning.
The plane's flight path shows it circling Toowoomba repeatedly before returning back to base.
The Department of Defence has been contacted for comment.
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