Air Force flypast to honour historic Vickers Vimy flight

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Air Force will recreate history by retracing the same flight path as the Smith brothers Vickers Vimy flight which occurred 100 years ago to the day.

On 23 March 2020, commencing from approximately 11am to 2.40pm, a P-8A Poseidon from No.92 Wing based at RAAF Base Edinburgh will conduct the flypast to honour this 100th anniversary.
The P-8A Poseidon, call sign ‘VIMY100’ will track North East to South West and fly over the townships and airfields of Point Cook, Horsham, Bordertown, Tintinara, Coonalpyn and Murray Bridge.
The aircraft will then conduct a single pass over the historical landing site at Vickers Vimy Reserve, Adelaide at approximately 2:35pm before conducting multiple circuits of Adelaide City at a height of no lower than 500 metres and at a speed of 556 kilometres per hour.
The aircraft will then track and fly over the Vickers Vimy Memorial, Adelaide Airport before making its return journey to RAAF Base Edinburgh.
All flying is subject to change due to factors such as weather, air traffic control or other aviation considerations. 

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