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Edinburgh Air Show 2019
November 9 - November 10
About Air Show:
The Australian Defence Force stages Air Shows approximately every two to three years at various RAAF Bases across Australia. The last Defence Air Show at RAAF Edinburgh was in 2007. Defence has had a presence in South Australia since World War II and RAAF Base Edinburgh is a significant military base for the Australian Defence Force.
We are also proud to commemorate the Epic Flight Centenary at this year’s Air Show, where South Australian brothers Sir Ross Smith and Sir Keith Smith flew from England to Australia in 1919 in a Vickers Vimy to win the Great Air Race.
In addition to the ADF hosted air shows, we participate in commercial shows and conduct flypasts around Australia where there are opportunities and we’re able to do so around operational commitments. Keep an eye on our flying operations webpage and social media accounts, as we’ll keep these updated with details of any activity near you.
Edinburgh Air Show 2019:
The Australian Defence Force has announced that South Australia will host the next Defence Air Show on 9 and 10 November 2019. RAAF Base Edinburgh, on the outskirts of Adelaide, will open its gates to the public for an exhilarating, action packed Air Show.
The two day event will showcase advances in aviation technology during the 100 years since Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith made their epic flight from England to Australia.
The public will have a rare opportunity to see some of the Australian Defence Force’s most advanced military aircraft including the latest fifth generation fighter aircraft, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, and Defence technologies in addition to historic and vintage aircraft.
The RAAF took part in many of the 20th century’s major conflicts. During the early years of the Second World War a number of RAAF bomber, fighter, reconnaissance and other squadrons served in Britain, and with the Desert Air Force located in North Africa and the Mediterranean. From 1942, a large number of RAAF units were formed in Australia, and fought in South West Pacific Area. Thousands of Australians also served with other Commonwealth air forces in Europe, including during the bomber offensive against Germany. By the time the war ended, a total of 216,900 men and women served in the RAAF, of whom 10,562 were killed in action.