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Anzac Day Fly Overs

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Department of Defence ------------------------------------------------------------------------


CPA 101/08 Thursday, 24 April 2008


What: Royal Australian Air Force FA/18 Hornet and Hawk aircraft, from RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle, will be involved in flypast activities across NSW and ACT as part of the 2008 ANZAC Day commemorations.


The flypasts will be conducted over the locations below at a height of 1,000-1,500 feet and at speeds between 350-400kts.


When: Friday, 25 April 2008.


Flight Paths and Timings:


3 x FA/18 Hornet aircraft from Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit


09:30 Doyalson Wyee: Doyalson RSL Club, Pacific Highway


09:40 Belmont: corner of Pacific Highway and Ada Street


10:00 Newcastle: Newcastle Civic Park


10:35 Kempsey-Macleay: Belgrave Street, over Pacific Highway Bridge


10:48 Tea Gardens: Tea Gardens Memorial, Marine Drive


10:50 Nelson Bay: Nelson Bay Marina


4 x Hawk aircraft from Number 76 Squadron


11:00 Kangaroo Valley: Main Street (11:30-1200 Showground)


11:54 Canberra: War Memorial


1 x FA/18 Hornet from Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit


11:50 Catherine Hill Bay: Pacific Hwy and Swansea Channel intersection


12:15 The Entrance-Long Jetty: The Cenotaph, The Entrance


12:30 Old Bar Beach: Old Bar Beach Road to Club Old Bar


1 x FA/18 Hornet from Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit


15:15 Sydney: ANZ Stadium – Vertical Climb over stadium prior to NRL game kick-off.




Assistance from the media is sought in notifying residents of this activity.


Media Contact:


Flight Lieutenant Justine Harman (RAAF Base Williamtown): 02 492 86818 or


0408 608386


Defence Media Liaison: 02 6265 3343 or 0408 498 664


Issued by Coordination and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT


Phone: 02 6265 3343, Fax: 02 6265 6946



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Guest airsick

This speed restriction is hardly ever applied anyway. You'll quite often hear in Canberra a call along the lines of, "speed restriction cancelled." I imagine that would be the case here. A ~700kmh run up ANZAC parade ought to be quite good but I won't be here to see it. 051_crying.gif.fe5d15edcc60afab3cc76b2638e7acf3.gif



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Guest brentc

Speed restrictions are normally only cancelled for outound traffic, at Melbourne atleast. Need to keep speeds down for incoming traffic.


It was hard to believe but I was told to reduce speed in the Cirrus SR22 coming into Essendon. Was at 9,500ft with a 60 knot tail wind on descent at VNE which is 200 knots. With correction for TAS I was well over the limit and they asked my aircraft type a second time wondering if they had it right the first.



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Guest Fred Bear

Well the FA 18 was awesome over Homebush Stadium this afternoon. Emma and I went with Luke. He would have been at around 500' AGL with a low pass, probably around 450kts then he pulled straight up. He would have been at FL350 within 40sec or so then he was gone. Absolutely awesome. A short display but the FA 18 been my fav military aircraft always makes it worth while. :big_grin:



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