A two ship formation of 79SQN (RAAF Base Pearce) Hawk 127 Lead-in-Fighter aircraft will conduct a flypast over the Cenotaph, Hobart Domain in Tasmania, on Sunday 16th September at approximately 11.00 am to support the 78th Battle of Britain Commemorative Service.
The formation will be flying in a North Westerly direction at approximately 500 feet and at speeds of up to 350 knots.
The Roulettes aerobatic team will perform an aerial display after the service and flypast at approximately 12.00 pm.
In 1940, German and British Air Forces clashed in the skies over the United Kingdom, locked in the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date. A significant turning point of World War II, the Battle of Britain ended when Germany’s Luftwaffe failed to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force despite months of targeting Britain’s air bases, military posts and, ultimately, its civilian population.
Britain’s decisive victory saved the country from a ground invasion and possible occupation by German forces while proving that air power alone could be used to win a major battle.
Noise management and environmental impacts are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.
Air Force appreciates the support it receives from the Tasmanian community during this flying activity.