Exercise Pitch Black events

Flypast and handling display

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022
Time: 5.00pm - 6.15pm
Location: Mindil Beach, Darwin NT

Participating aircraft

Country Aircraft
French Air and Space Force
  • CN-235
  • Multi-Role Tanker Transport
  • Dassault Rafale
United States Marine Corps
  • MV-22 Osprey
  • F-35B Lightning II
Royal Air Force
  • KC-30 Voyager Multi-Role Tanker Transport
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
Japan Air Self-Defence Force Mitsubishi F-2
German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
  • A330 MRTT
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
Royal Australian Air Force
  • EA-18G Growler
  • F-35A Lightning II
  • F-35A Lightning II (Handling display)
Indonesian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon
Republic of Singapore Air Force
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F-15SG Eagle
United States Air Force F-15C Eagle
Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16U
Indian Air Force SU-30MKI

Exercise Pitch Black 2022 Open Day

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Location: RAAF Base Darwin, NT

The Pitch Black Open Day is a free community event and is a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the local and international military aircraft and vehicles. It is also a rare opportunity to meet the crews and personnel who fly and operate these machines.

The Open Day will also include food stalls, rides, military working dog displays, Air Force band performance, interactive exhibits and activities.


Exercise Pitch Black 2022 RAAF Base Darwin Bus Loop flyer (PDF 431.26 KB)