Single F/A-18F Super Hornet conducts display practice overhead Amberley

Local residents living near the Amberley and Ipswich area are advised a single F/A-18F Super Hornet from 82 Wing Training Flight will be conducting a number of display practices in preparation for the Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo.

DATE:          Between 6 and 28 October 2022

VENUE:       RAAF Base Amberley and surrounding suburbs, Queensland

During the practice displays the F/A-18F Super Hornet will fly as low as approximately 60 metres above the ground and reach speeds of up to 1,000 kilometres per hour.

Residents are advised all low level flying activities are conducted within strict safety and operational guidelines.

Flying is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables such as air traffic control requirements, weather, and operational availability.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.

Defence, in partnership with the Ipswich City Council, will host the Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo (Air Tattoo) over the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2022.

The Air Tattoo will be held at Australia’s largest Air Force base, RAAF Base Amberley, with the event opening at 9am and closing at 4pm on both days.

RAAF Base Amberley has a long association with the City of Ipswich with the base first commencing operations on 17 June 1940 during the Second World War.

The Air Tattoo will be an exhilarating aviation experience giving people a rare insight into the people, aircraft and military capabilities that call Amberley home. It is also a great opportunity for Defence to thank the people of Ipswich and surrounding communities for their support to RAAF Base Amberley and the Australian Defence Force members who serve there.

Air Force aircraft will conduct flying displays and flypasts over RAAF Base Amberley during this two day event. Aircraft will also be on static display on the ground as well as a range of military equipment being on display showcasing the capabilities of a number of Australian Defence Force units and squadrons.

Tickets for the RAAF Amberley have sold out and no further tickets will be available at the event. Please note: No Ticket = No Entry (except for those 5 years and under accompanied by a ticket holder).

Details on getting to and from RAAF Amberley  is located at the tabs below. Please note there are no public transport options, except for Taxi/Ride Share.

For those who missed out on tickets to RAAF Amberley, there will be free Viewing Hubs to see flypasts by most of Air Tattoo aircraft on both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. The Viewing  Hubs are at Ipswich Central (Bremer River/Football Grounds), Springfield Central Sports Complex and Rosewood ANZAC Park.


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