Aerobatics over Civic

Mrshmellowman 25 February 2010 7

Does anyone know anything about the aerobatic display that I could see from Civic at aorund 11am?

The Roulettes calander of events says nothing about a Canberra display

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7 Responses to Aerobatics over Civic
Blingerific Blingerific 3:32 pm 27 Feb 10

The bright red aircraft getting around is a PC-21 that Pilatus is touring around the region, It may have been accompanied by their PC-12 that was also here. The PC-21 is one of the contenders to replace the Air Force’s ageing PC-9s under project AIR 5428 and Pilatus decided to bring one down for a tour. It did a few photo shoots with various other aircraft over Canberra including the Nanching that is at Canberra airport.

The Roulettes were here this morning (Saturday) for the Chief of Defence Force Parade at ADFA (

But hey, the other replies were amusingly misinformed 🙂

Wraith Wraith 4:14 pm 26 Feb 10

Defence decided to look in to the PC-21 to replace its aging fighter/bomber fleet, in light of the JSF project being such a clusterF@#K and running short of funds, PC-21 the cheaper alternative………………

AHHHHHHH…………..Sarcasm released for the day.

cyborgr cyborgr 2:52 pm 26 Feb 10

Al, The business jet you saw was one of the RAAF VIP aircraft.

As for the Roulette’s. Expect to see them flying around AFDA on Saturday morning.

pptvb pptvb 8:26 am 26 Feb 10

He was impressive.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:15 pm 25 Feb 10

No aerobatics but there was a Citation or Lear flying very low over Dickson at 5pm today…

AussieRodney AussieRodney 8:41 pm 25 Feb 10

Believe it’s new aircraft that the RAAF may be looking at, showing off its capabilities to the folks in Russell.

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