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Local Flypasts to Mark Air Force Centenary


Local residents can look to the skies today as the Royal Australian Air Force marks 100 years of service to Australia.

Pilots from the RAAF Edinburgh base  will conduct flypasts at locations across Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula and regional South Australia to mark 100 years since the Airforce was formed.

The flypasts will commence with a P-8A Poseidon and PC-21 flypast of the Air Force Centenary Commemorative Service held at the National War Memorial in the Adelaide CBD at 11am.

The PC-21 aircraft will fly over the Northern suburbs, western beaches and down to Victor Harbor and Mt Breckan by about 11.50am, while the other aircraft will visit Port Pirie, Woomera, Moonta and Wedge Island.

Information on the Air Force Centenary is available at https://airforce2021.airforce.gov.au/

Photo supplied by Defence department by CPL Nicci Freeman - Forming the number 100, to represent Air Forces centenary, gathered personnel are representative of the specialisations and musterings in today's Air Force at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.