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Big Zoomy things – Don’t panic

By johnboy - 31 March 2009 9

There’s a strong school of thought that the establishment of an independent Air Force was the biggest mistake in the history of Australian Defence.

But it’s turning 88 today and they’re having a celebration.

So they’re warning the community that they’re going to be lighting up the skies over Canberra at 11am.

    Details of Canberra events:

    31 March 2009 7:00am:
    The RAAF Ensign will be raised at Regatta Point. The RAAF Ensign signifies the bond of service and is flown at all Air Force establishments and paraded at ceremonies.

    Weather permitting, the RAAF Hot Air Balloon will fly over the flag raising ceremony.

    31 March 2009 11:00am:
    A commemorative service will be held at the RAAF Memorial Grove (corner of Federal Hwy and Majura Rd, adjacent to the Hughie Edwards VC rest stop). The service will begin with a flypast of two F/A-18 Hornet fighters from RAAF Base Williamtown.

    After conducting a flypast of the commemorative service, the F/A-18 Hornets will fly over the Australian Defence Force Academy; Lake Burley Griffin, past the Royal Australian Air Force Ensign at Regatta Point; the Australian National Museum; Parliament House; ANZAC Parade; and the Australian War Memorial before returning to RAAF Base Williamtown.

So, as usual, don’t panic.

What’s Your opinion?


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9 Responses to
Big Zoomy things – Don’t panic
farnarkler 6:01 pm 31 Mar 09

Heard something loud going over Giralang but the low cloud obscured whatever it was. Reminds me of when I lived right under Concorde’s flightpath into Heathrow.

Jivrashia 5:47 pm 31 Mar 09

I wish they’d stop graffiti-ing clear blue skies every day…

Holden Caulfield 3:10 pm 31 Mar 09

It’s okay, I remembered my tin foil today anyway.

peterh 1:50 pm 31 Mar 09

not when it comes to really fast jets, we won’t…

Skidbladnir 1:11 pm 31 Mar 09

Won’t somebody think of the carbon footprint?

deye 1:09 pm 31 Mar 09

Ah the sound of freedom 😀

Jim Jones 11:12 am 31 Mar 09

I feel the need …

OzChick 11:09 am 31 Mar 09

I heard them but couldn’t see them from my building in Civic.

They few over at approx. 1109 hrs.

RAGD 10:58 am 31 Mar 09

It is cloudy and rainy, won’t see anything! Still hear it hopefully, if it hasn’t been cancelled.

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