FLYPASTS by a Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter will form part of a parade at RAAF Base Richmond by members of the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) on Saturday, June 9.
The Hawk will conduct passes over the parade at 3:45pm and 4:05pm, flying from east to west, then from south to north. Both flypasts will be conducted down to an altitude of not lower than 75m, and at speed of up to 890km/h.
This flypast is subject to variables including weather and operational availability, and may be subject to cancellation at short notice.
The Hawk 127 is operated by No. 76 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle. Its role is to prepare qualified Air Force pilots for conversion to F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets, F/A-18F Super Hornets, and EA-18G Growlers.
More than 500 members of the AAFC from Squadrons across New South Wales will converge on RAAF Base Richmond over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.
They will conduct a range of activities including flights on a C-130J Hercules, abseiling from the water tower, and tours of static aircraft displays.
The AAFC will also compete in a series of competitions designed to test the skillsets contained in their Ground Training Manual.
The AAFC was originally formed as the Air Training Corps in 1941, and is a nation-wide organisation which aims to better equip young people for community life by fostering initiatives, leadership, discipline and loyalty through training programs aligned with the Royal Australian Air Force.
The AAFC, along with Australian Navy Cadets and Australian Army Cadets are members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cadets. ADF Cadets are participants in the youth development program conducted by the three services in cooperation with the community, but they are not members of the ADF.