RAAF Centenary Flypast: 31 March 1921 - 2021
S-70A-9 Black Hawk
Second World War aircraft
Hudson, Boomerang, Harvard & Wirraway
The Hudson (right) was a 5 crew bomber in operation from 1940 until 1949. One of the initial Hudsons to arrive in Australia crashed outside Canberra killing three members of the Australian Cabinet and the Chief of the General Staff.
The Boomerang (rear) was an Australian designed fighter in service from 1943 until 1945. It was outclassed by its Japanese opposition.
The Harvard (yellow) was a training aircraft.
The Wirraway (white tail fin) was a trainer in operation from 1939 until 1959.
Spitfire, Mustang & Kittyhawk
The Spitfire (two in formation: front and closest) was a fighter operated from 1942 until 1945.
The Catalina was a reconnaissance flying boat with a crew of ~10 operated from 1941 until 1952. RAAF Catalinas are remembered for their role in the Battle of the Coral Sea.
The Dakota was a transport with a crew of three operated from 1943 until 1999.
The Caribou was a transport operated from 1964 until 2009.
F-35A Lightning II
The F/A-18A Hornet is a fighter operated since 1985.
F/A-18F Super Hornet & EA-18G Growler
The Super Hornet is a fighter operated since 2010.
The Pilatus PC-21 is a trainer operated since 2017.
B300 King Air 350
A utility aircraft.
The Hercules is a series of transport aircraft operated since 1958.