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.