F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

Air Show Program

Historic and vintage aircraft – 10am to 12 noon

Flying displays will commence each day with historic and vintage military aircraft dating back 100 years in recognition of the epic first flight from England to Australia by Sir Ross and Keith Smith in a Vickers Vimy WW1 bomber aircraft in 1919.

ADF military aircraft – 1pm to 4pm

Flying displays featuring the newest Air Force, Navy and Army aircraft will be conducted on each day.

Air Force’s latest aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II, will be on public display for the first time in Adelaide.

The F-35A is the Air Force’s first fifth generation air combat capability. This supersonic, stealth fighter has advanced sensors and data fusion allowing it to gather more information and share it with Navy ships, Army units and other Air Force aircraft, such as the P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft which calls Edinburgh home.

As well as the F-35A Lightning II and P-8A Poseidon, the full range of ADF fast jet, transport and rotary wing aircraft will also be on show over the weekend. But not only will the public get to see these latest aircraft close up on a working air base, they will also be able to meet and talk with the people who operate them.

Static displays

In addition to flying displays, the latest ADF and historic aircraft will also be on the ground as static displays for the public to view. 

Epic Flight Centenary display

The Air Show will commemorate the Centenary of the epic flight in November 1919 of notable South Australians 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.

More information on the Epic Flight can be found at: History Trust of South Australia

Defence exhibits and stalls

A wide variety of food will be on sale from the food courts surrounding shaded dining areas.

More than 60 exhibitors will have stands in the commercial trade hall. Other activities at the show site include:

  • interactive experiences from Navy, Army and Air Force units
  • State Government and Defence Industry partners
  • indoor drone racing from Drone Racing teams
  • displays from military working dogs
  • concerts from the RAAF Band
  • and free children’s rides including a climbing wall, a Ferris wheel and train rides.

Stallholder applications are now closed

Please note applications for food and exhibitor stalls at the event have now closed and no new applications will be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications received to date, not all the applicants have been successful. Those not selected in the first round have been placed on a reserves list and may be contacted should there be any cancellations/new opportunities. Thank you for your interest.