The Royal Australian Air Force is preparing to celebrate the Centenary of Military Aviation in Australia with an airshow to be held at its birthplace, Point Cook near Melbourne over this coming weekend.
The airshow will mark the March 1 1914 anniversary of Central Flying School Lt Eric Harrison’s flight from Point Cook in a Bristol Boxkite, Australia’s first first military aviation flight.
“As Air Force hosts the celebration of the centenary of Australia’s first military flight, we are also focused on maintaining the traditions of service that have built the world’s second oldest air force, the Royal Australian Air Force,” Chief of Air Force AIRMSHL Geoff Brown said. “Air Force has evolved so much in 100 years, however we must continue to acknowledge the lessons of the past and remember those who came before us.”
Examples of almost every RAAF aircraft fleet type will be on display at the show, either in the air or on the ground, including classic and Super Hornets, the C-17 Globemaster, E-7 Wedgetail, AP-3C Orion and KC-30 MRTT. There will also be a range of visiting warbirds in the air and on the ground and RAAF Museum aircraft on static display.
Details of the airshow can be found here.
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