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RAAF Airforce Centenary Flypast Event

April 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

What a fantastic day the centenary flypast 2021 was! No superlatives are enough to capture how we felt being in the midst of the celebration. 

The Roulettes - Military aircraft display over Canberra skies for Centenary of the RAAFThe Roulettes Steal The Show piloting Pilatus PC-21 aircraftRAAF 100th Anniversary Fly Past Event Military aircraft display over Canberra skies for Centenary of the RAAFEven airforce officers were excited by the air displayRAAF 100th Anniversary Fly Past Event

In my mum’s hometown of Canberra 2 days after her birthday,  Kevin and I were treated by the RAAF to a brilliant view of the airshow – Kevin was in his element – his love of photography and flying filled by the display of so many different aircraft (although I didn’t spot a glider there!) flying over his head!!!  Thank you to the Air Force for putting on a wonderful display!  We were invited to a special viewing of the airshow as well as a magical Last Post Ceremony (held in the War Memorial) for my great uncle William Henry Lord and I was very excited to catch up with my cousin Robyn who kindly made all the arrangements for us, and her family. What a day it was!  I had goosebumps all day and tears were never far away.

Kevin’s favourites were the Roulettes.  They made for very interesting photography subjects as they blasted across the skies forming colourful patterns as the smoke trails followed the twists and turns of the aircraft. The daring and skill of the pilots must be appreciated.  It you are interested to see more, Kevin has some 45 images selected for our gallery and you can view them here.  Here’s one more teaser before I go…

Written by: Sue Chamberlain

The Roulettes - Military aircraft display over Canberra skies for Centenary of the RAAFSmoke forming beautiful patterns as the aircraft twist and turn.RAAF 100th Anniversary Fly Past Event


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