Flypast of ADFA Chief of Defence Force Parade

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A formation of three F/A-18 Hornets, as well as a C-17A Globemaster, will provide flypasts of the Chief of Defence Force Parade at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) on Saturday, 3 March 2018.

The parade is a significant milestone in the career of Year One officer cadets and midshipmen as it marks the end of their initial military training at ADFA and symbolically represents their acceptance into the Academy.

The Hornets will conduct their flypast of ADFA at 10.20am, flying from East to West at an altitude of 150 metres, and performing a 'bomb burst' manoeuvre before their departure.

The C-17A will conduct its flypast at 11am, flying overhead at 90 metres altitude from East to West, then re-approaching ADFA to overfly the parade from South to North.

Please note that these flypasts are subject to variables including weather, operational availability, and air traffic control requirements; and may be subject to cancellation or delay with no notice.

Safety and reducing noise effects are vital considerations in planning for, and the conduct, of flypast activities. 

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