The Australian Defence Force is proud to announce that RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia will host the next Defence Force Airshow on 9 and 10 November 2019.
We are looking forward to putting on an Airshow that features historic aircraft as well as demonstrating some of the latest Defence military aircraft and technology.
Vimy to Fifth Generation in 100 years
The theme of the Edinburgh Airshow is ‘Vimy to Fifth Generation in 100 years’.
The Airshow will commemorate the Centenary of the epic flight in November 1919 of notable South Australian Sir Ross Smith and his brother, Sir Keith Smith, who flew from England to Australia in 1919 in a Vickers Vimy to win the Great Air Race.
The RAAF Museum and The Sir Ross Smith Foundation will have on display significant memorabilia associated with this epic flight. Historic aircraft will also be involved in flying displays and static displays on the ground.
The Airshow will also showcase Air Force’s latest fifth generation military aircraft and technology.
Flying displays are planned on both days and will feature fifth generation Air Force aircraft including fast jets, aircraft from the Air Mobility Fleet and the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance fleet. Air Force’s fifth generation maritime capability, the P-8 Poseidon, which calls Adelaide home, will also take part.