Fast jet flypast of Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade

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Up to two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft will conduct a flypast of the 2020 Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade.
TIME AND DATE:    Approximately 9.40am and 10.25am, Sunday 6
VENUE:                    Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive,
DETAILS:                 The aircraft will track from east to west at a speed of
                                  650-850 kilometres per hour and at a height
                                  no lower than 150 metres.
The fifth-generation F-35A—along with the F/A-18F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler—is a key component of Australia’s technologically advanced, lethal and potent air combat capability.
The flypast will also provide training benefit for No. 3 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown NSW – the planning and execution of precision-timed formation flying is a core military aviation skill.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ADFA is unable to facilitate media access to this year’s ADFA Graduation Parade. There will be also be no public access to the Parade.
Members of the public are encouraged to watch the Graduation Parade on the ADFA Facebook page ( from 9:25 am on Sunday 6 December 2020.
Please note all flying is subject to change due to weather or other aviation considerations.
Safety, noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities.

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