Pilots at Royal Australian Air Force bases around the country are practising their routines ahead of this weekend’s Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook.

The Weekly visited East Sale RAAF base last Wednesday as the Roulettes rehearsed their aerobatics.

Six members of the team will take part in an aerial display above Point Cook, while the Roulettes’ seventh plane will form a static display.

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Central Flying School’s Wing Commander Colin O’Neill said it was fitting that the school was taking part in the air show as it was one of the oldest military units in Australia. It was formed in March 1913, 12 months before Australia’s first military flight.

The base’s Royal Australian School of Air Navigation will also be involved in the air show, with its King Air planes used to transport RAAF personnel to and from the show. The planes will also take part in a flying display.

Wing Commander Adrian Mavros said the air show would provide people with a good insight into the air force.

“They will have a chance to look at vintage and replica air force planes, as well as training and fighter aircraft.”


The Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook is on this Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2, with flying displays from 10.30am to 3pm.

Entry and parking is by ticket only.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and include public transport and shuttle buses between Williams Landing and the airfield. 

» airforce.gov.au