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Federation Flypast
(with the permission of Air Force Today, publishers of, January 2001)

Pitch (break) back at Amberley -- photo Air Force TodayFour Amberley-based F111 strike reconnaissance jets played a starring role in the Centenary of Federation Parade and Flypast in Sydney on New Year’s Day, returned at low level to give residents of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and Brisbane a visual treat.The four jets, flying in close formation, descended over Coolangatta at approximately 1540 and flew to Point Lookout, before ascending for a high altitude flight to Noosa.

At approximately 1600 the formation flew south from Noosa at low level, passing over coastal towns and the tip of Bribie Island before arriving over Brisbane at 1609 and following the river through the CBD en route to RAAF Base Amberley near Ipswich.

The formation was led by Wing Commander Pete Lloyd, Commanding Officer of
1 Squadron.

ADMINO at No 1 Squadron FLTLT Erika Langham, said the flypast would not have been possible without the efforts of the technicians, ground staff and pilots who volunteered their time for the flypast.

"Everyone put in a lot of work for the flypast that was essential for the success of the event," she said. LOGO


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