RAAF CENTENARY AIR ARMADA 28 March 2021
An Air Armada of 46 private aircraft in seven formations overflies Point Cook Airfield in concert in two Balbos, as a salute to all who have served in the Royal Australian Air Force in the past 100 years.
Lilydale Flying Club, Royal Victorian Aero Club and Peninsula Aeroclub organised the event to commemorate the RAAF Centenary.
The fleet included a range of single and twin engine aircraft, including CT-4, Airtourer, Warrior, Bonanza, Sling, Yak 52, Nanchang, Trinidad, Cessna 170, Cessna 172, Cessna 182, Blackshape Prime, Super Decathlon, Lance, Twin Comanche, Baron, RV-6, RV-7, and RV-8. Some of the aircraft were ex-military warbirds.
Formation groups launched from Lilydale Airfield, Moorabbin Airport, and Tyabb Airfield, flying around Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, timed to converge on RAAF Williams Base at Point Cook at 2:40pm.
Aircraft from Victoria, ACT, and New South Wales, and as far as Toowoomba participated despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.
Special thanks to the Red Radials Air Brigade.
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