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RAAF Birthday flypast.

By Mr Evil 28 March 2008 6

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 for Defence Procurement, the Hon. Greg Combet MP; Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC, AFC; and Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Shepherd AO, will attend the ceremony.

WHERE: The ceremony will take place at the Air Force Memorial on ANZAC Parade.

Three Hawk aircraft from No. 76 Squadron, based at RAAF Base Williamtown, will conduct a flypast over Canberra between 1.35pm and 1.55pm on 31 March 2008.

At 1.40pm the aircraft will flypast west to east over the RAAF Memorial on ANZAC Parade and complete a flypast south to north up ANZAC Parade towards the Australian War Memorial at 1.45pm and turn right to overhead the Australian Defence Force Academy then east west along Lake Burley Griffin to overhead the National Museum, turn left to overhead Parliament House and depart north up Northbourne Avenue.

The three Hawk aircraft from Air Force’s No. 76 Squadron is the primary training squadron for pilots transitioning to fast jet aircraft.

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RAGD 2:47 pm 31 Mar 08

Oh Sorry just read full post. Seems they did do a couple of laps, I must have seen them on the way out…

RAGD 2:46 pm 31 Mar 08

I saw something out of the corner of my window. By the time I looked up they had gone, I only saw a flash of grey. Sure heard them though. I was hoping that they would come past for a second time, but I guess jet fuel is also expensive these days… 🙁

bailes23 2:01 pm 31 Mar 08

Just saw these fly past my work (Civic).
Pretty cool to watch and made Monday a little more exciting!

spoonbill 5:00 pm 29 Mar 08

The Riff Raff will justify the expenditure as a recruiting drive.

Traitorsgate 5:43 pm 28 Mar 08

Three Hawks down from Williamtown – BORING! Now three F-111’s would be worth getting excited over, and well worth breaking out the camera for.

captainwhorebags 4:57 pm 28 Mar 08

amazing coincidence, but I’ve got an idea as to how Defence can meet their mandated cost savings…..

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