Displays and timings

The Air Tattoo flying programme includes cutting edge Amberley-based and visiting combat aircraft, as well as vintage World War II and Vietnam era war-planes. Many of the aircraft will fly an Air Tattoo Route that includes flypasts over three viewing hubs at Ipswich Central Alan Cumming Park (Rugby League Training Field), Rosewood ANZAC Park and Springfield Central Sports Complex as well as RAAF Base Amberley. Some aircraft will also perform an aerobatic flying display at Amberley. All the aircraft will operate from RAAF Base Amberley and almost all will fly in the morning and afternoon on both days of the Air Tattoo.


Aircraft flying and/or on static display are listed below : 

Flypast routes

The route the aircraft fly on the day depends on the wind direction and runway in use at Amberley on the day of the Air Tattoo.

Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo 2022 - Runway 15 Route (PDF 1.99 MB) Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo - Runway 33 Route (PDF 1.98 MB)

Flying is subject to change, including last minute cancellation, due to variables including air traffic control requirements, weather and operational availability.

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. Some of the large transport aircraft will be open to the public, giving firsthand experience of the size of the cargo space.

Drone Racing

Experience the thrill, spills and excitement of Drone Racing!
Drone racers from the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Army Cadets and the local “Rebels” Drone Racing Club will be battling it out on the custom-built racing track under the big top arena at the IAAT 2022.
Come and witness the speed, the noise and the crashes as the nation’s fastest drone racers compete in the two-day tournament in the Drone Arena.
You can also meet and chat with serving members of the Drone Racing Teams about drones, drone racing and possible STEM career pathways in Defence.

Defence exhibits and stalls

More than 30 exhibitors will have stands in the commercial trade hall. These include a number of interactive flight simulators where attendees can try their hand at ‘flying’ some of the latest aircraft in the Defence inventory. Other activities at the show site include:

  • interactive experiences from Army and Air Force units
  • State Government and Amberley based Defence Industry partners
  • indoor drone racing from Drone Racing teams and model aircraft displays
  • displays from military working dogs
  • concerts from the RAAF Band, and
  • free Ferris wheel rides, offering a panoramic view of the site.

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

Aircraft and Ground Displays Map 

IAAT 2022 Main Event Area Map (PDF 2.46 MB)


Please note this will be updated closer to the event, please check again one week prior.

9 am

Gates Open

9.15 am - 10 am

Air Force Band on Stage

10 am - 12:30 pm

Morning flying and activity programme

  • Heritage and vintage aircraft formation and display including the Boomerang and Winjeel at Amberley
  • Vintage fighter aircraft flypasts including Spitfire and Canberra 
  • Transport aircraft flypasts including KC30A, C-17A, C-27J, C‑130J and B300
  • F/A-35 Lightning Amberley display and flypasts
  • EA-18G Growler flypasts
  • Military Working Dogs Display

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunchtime flying and activity

  • Army Aviation Tiger and Taipan helicopter flypasts and Amberley hover demonstrations
  • Australian Air Force Cadets DA 40 Diamond aircraft flying at Amberley
  • Military Working Dogs display
  • Air Force Band on stage

1:30 pm - 4 pm

Afternoon flypast and displays

  • Air Force Roulettes Display Team formation aerobatics display Amberley and flypasts
  • F/A-18F Super Hornet Amberley display and flypasts
  • Transport aircraft flypasts including KC30A, C-17A, C-27J, C‑130J and B300
  • EA-18G Growler flypasts
  • Military Working Dogs display

4 pm

IAAT 2022 Closes