Warbirds soar through NSW skies for Anzac Day

By Robert Dougherty

Photo: It is fitting that former RAAF Caribou, which served in Vietnam, will be part of the Anzac Day flypast along the NSW Coast. Photo: Howard Mitchell.

Warbirds of old will soar through the skies for the largest Anzac overflight ever staged by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum this month.

Former Defence aircraft will stage waves of flyovers across eight locations along the NSW coast as an aerial tribute to Anzac Day on 25 April.

They will fly in a long line astern over Anzac services at Shellharbour at 8:10am; Wollongong, Kiama, and Kangaroo Valley from 10:30am; Bundeena at 9:45am; Cronulla at 9:50am; Coogee from 10am; and the city of Sydney from 10:.30am.

The waves are expected to comprise aircraft including Orion AP-3C, Neptune SP-2H, Spitfire Mk IX, Grumman Tracker S-2G, Dakota C-47, two Caribou DHC-4, and Iroquois Huey UH-1B.

Aircraft will return to HARS Aviation Museum at Shellharbour Airport to join the display for visitors, along other significant Australian aircraft.

The HARS display is scheduled to include F-111C swing-wing bomber, Neptune and Trackers maritime patrol aircraft, Winjeel trainer, a PBY Catalina, a Sea Fury, a Wessex helicopter, Sabre, Vampire and Sea Venom jets, as well as airliners.


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