Flypast in support of Royal Air Force 100th and Royal Australian Air Force 97th birthday

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Aircraft from the RAAF will conduct flypasts over Canberra on Thursday, March 22 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the RAF and 97th birthday of the RAAF. 

Up to three F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron, based out of RAAF Base Williamtown, will arrive over Lake Burley Griffin from the west at approximately 12.56pm and conduct a formation flypast down the right-hand side of Anzac Parade before departing to the north.  The aircraft will fly at speeds up to 780 km/hr and at heights no lower than 75 metres above ground level.

In addition, up to four Pilatus PC-21 from RAAF Base East Sale will conduct a flypast at approximately 1.13pm. The Pilatus PC-21 is amongst the newest aircraft in the Air Force fleet. One of the most advanced pilot training aircraft in the world, the PC-21 will train Air Force, Navy and Army pilots from 2019. 

All flying is subject to change due to weather and operational requirements.

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