Tag Archives: RAAF

Joint Strike Fighter Seminar & Networking Function – Monday 2 December

By 21 November 2013

To celebrate the end of 2013, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents
by Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, AM, CSC – Program Manager, RAAF’s New Air Combat Capability
Date: Monday 2 December 2013
Time: 6:30pm till 8:30pm
Location: The Deck & Nottingham Room, Forrest Hotel & Apartments, 30 National [...]

Air Force shutting London Circuit down

By 23 August 2013

TAMS are warning that an Air Force Celebration is closing roads tomorrow:
The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that there will be several road closures in the city on Saturday 24 August 2013, between 8 am and 11.30 am.
The following roads will be closed:
– Knowles Place, from 8 am to [...]

RAAF fly-over photos

By 27 March 2013

Josh Chaffey just sent us in these images of the F/A-18F Super Hornet flyover during lunch today!
Send in your pictures of planes and other awesome things to

Canberra RAAF Balloonist featured on the Disney Channel

By 15 January 2013

This little gem has gone up on YouTube:
Meet Lisa, Kate & Emma from Canberra – whose dad is hot air balloon pilot!
For more ‘What a Life’ episodes keep watching Disney Channel.

Hercules over Canberra

By 23 November 2012

As promised there was a flyover this afternoon of the Air Force’s retiring C-130H warhorse transport.
As expected the RAAF was ten minutes late. But it was a good bit of fun.
Here’s a slideshow.

Is the RAAF full of big girls’ blouses nowadays?

By 27 January 2012

Strolling up Mt Ainslie this morning I was excited to see three FA/18 Hornets approaching from the south.  They made quite a sight as they turned away to the north west and with my 20/20 vision I was just able to track them as they made a long orbit way to the south before a [...]

Chief of the Airforce handover flypast. With photos!

By 1 July 2011

The handover of Air Marshal Mark Binskin to Air Marshal Geoff Brown brought a better than average flypast to Kings Avenue this lunchtime.
A Rhino, two old model Hornets, and a Hawk!
Here they are on approach:

And here they go over Russell:

Four Hornets flying slow, straight, and far apart the best show the RAAF can put on?

By 31 March 2011

Today marks the 90th birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force. To that end there was a ceremony at their memorial on Anzac Parade and a fly past.
Tight formation flying? Maybe a display of Hornets, Hawks, Super Hornets and Wedgetails?
Er no. Anzac Parade was the disgrace we have become familiar with in the long years [...]

Last F-111 over Canberra

By 18 August 2010

After 37 years, the venerable F-111 “Pig” is being retired from service in December. Today marks the aircraft’s final visit to Canberra, with a flyover marking Vietnam Veterans’ Day.
No idea about the exact time – unfortunately the ADF don’t seem to have put out a media release.

Canberra Airport Open Day 2008 – Pictures

By 27 October 2008

[First filed: October 26, 2008 @ 21:13]

Deye has sent in some pictures from today’s airport open day, with a particular focus on the F/A-18 Hornet’s aerobatic display.
Calculus400 has posted some reasonable video on YouTube:

Slideshow below.

Hurc Flyover

By 24 April 2008

[ 24 April 2008 at 10:20 am; ] The ADF has announced here that a RAAF “C-130J Hercules will conduct a flyover of the nation’s capital as the Olympic Torch conducts its journey through Canberra.”
“The aircraft will fly above Anzac Parade from south to north no lower than 75 metres.”
“The flyover will occur at approximately 10.20am on Thursday, 24 April 2008.”

The media release [...]

RAAF Birthday flypast.

By 28 March 2008

[ 31 March 2008 at 1:00 pm; ] For everyone out there who likes noisy military jet aircraft, well this might be just the thing for you!


WHAT: The Royal Australian Air Force will celebrate its 87th birthday this Monday, 31 March 2008.

WHEN: The event will commence at 1.00pm.

WHO: The Parliamentary Secretary [...]

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