Historic aircraft flypast to honour Darwin defenders

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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Museum will conduct two formation flypasts with historic-aircraft over the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance on Monday, 19 February, from 11:00am.

The flypasts are in support of a ceremony being conducted to mark the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin, and commemorate those who served and died in the defence of Northern Australia between 1942 and 1945.

The flypast in Melbourne will consist of RAAF Winjeels, CT-4s and Harvard trainer aircraft. The first flypast will travel north to south at approximately 11.00am; with the second flypast travelling east to west shortly after. The aircraft will be flying at a height of approximately 270 metres.

The RAAF Museum at Point Cook has the largest collection of Australian military aviation memorabilia in the world and the largest collection of historic military aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere. Noise management and environment impact are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.

Air Force appreciates the support it receives from the wider Melbourne community during this flying activity. Further information about the RAAF Museum can be found at this website: www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum.

Further information about the event can be found at the Shrine of Remembrance website: http://www.shrine.org.au/Remembrance/Services/Darwin-Defenders-Commemoration-2018

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)