Air Force celebrates 100 years at the 183rd Royal Hobart Regatta

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The Royal Australian Air Force celebrates its centenary year during 2021 (AF2021) with multiple aircraft flying displays at the 183rd Royal Hobart Regatta.
Above the Derwent River and City of Hobart, the Roulettes will perform three low-level aerobatic displays over three days, and a P-8A Poseidon aircraft will conduct a flypast.
The Australian Army Band Tasmania and the Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania will provide musical entertainment. The HMAS Hobart will anchor in the Derwent River near Ross Point.
Showcasing the overarching AF2021 theme of ‘Then. Now. Always.’ are interview and vision opportunities that:
  • Honour Air Force’s past: 1 x retired fighter pilot: Air Vice Marshal Peter Scully (AO) and member of the RAAF Association Tasmania, Hobart branch.
  • Demonstrate today’s highly capable Air Force: 7 x Roulettes’ pilots and GoPro vision from Saturday morning’s aerobatic display over Hobart.
  • Inspire the future: 2 x Air Force Cadet members.
DATE:                         Saturday 6 February
TIME:                          2.30 PM
LOCATION:                Hobart Regatta Grounds – meet at the Cenotaph.
Weekend Regatta ADF activity includes:

Roulettes Aerobatic Displays:
  • Saturday at 11 am
  • Sunday 1.00 pm
  • Monday 11 am.
P-8A Poseidon flypast:
  •  Sunday at 12.30 pm
Australian Army Band Tasmania:
  • Sunday at 5.00 pm
Royal Australian Navy Band Tasmania:
  • Sunday at 7.00 pm
  • Sunday at 8.45 pm

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)