NSW Australia Day flypasts

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In support of Australia Day celebrations, the Royal Australian Air Force will conduct flypasts at various locations on Saturday 26 January 2019.

In New South Wales (NSW), there are seven flypasts planned.

  • F/A-18A Hornet - Bungendore War Memorial in Bungendore at 10am.
  • F/A-18A Hornet - Sydney Harbour Bridge at 12:01pm.  A trio of F/A-18 Hornet fighters from RAAF Base Williamtown will perform a flypast of the Harbour Bridge at approximately 12pm, before one aircraft thrills crowds with its high-energy handling display over the Harbour, operating down to a minimum altitude of 75 metres.
  • F/A-18A Hornet - Hunter River, Raymond Terrace in Newcastle at 12:30pm
  • F/A-18A Hornet - Neil Carroll Rotary Park at Fly Point, Nelson Bay at 12:40pm
  • F/A-18A Hornet - Brad Haddin Oval (Town Park) in Queanbeyan at 6:44pm
  • C130J Hercules - Sydney Harbour Bridge flying display at 7:07pm, followed by a flare dispense at 8:01pm.  At approximately 7pm, a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft will conduct a handling display over the Harbour consisting of steep turns as low as 100 metres and high-energy pull-up manoeuvres. The Hercules will return over the Harbour shortly after 8pm with a spectacular display from its countermeasure flares as a launch to the evening fireworks show.
  • C130J Hercules - Governor Phillip Park, Windsor at 7:25pm


A reminder that as always, all our flying is subject to change due to factors such as weather, air traffic control or operational requirements.

If you catch one of our flypasts, please share your pictures with us on social media using #AusAirForce and tag us @AusAirForce.

On behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force, we wish you a very Happy Australia Day.




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)