First RAAF air show

13 Dec 1924

The first Air Force air show, organised on instructions from the Minister for Defence, was held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for a paying crowd of 7000 people (and many more who watched from outside the ground). All the Air Force’s current types, except the Fairey IIID seaplane, were involved in displays of landing in confined areas, picking up and dropping messages, low-level bombing, formation flying, air drill, mock air combat, ammunition dropping, aerobatics and races.

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