RAAF photos: RSAF/RAAF Flypast on 27 September 2013 to celebrate 20th anniversary of RSAF flight training at RAAF Base Pearce

On 27 September 2013, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) performed a flypast over Perth to mark twenty years of Singapore Air Force flying training at RAAF Base Pearce.

The RSAF has trained 1,080 graduate pilots and aircrew over the last 20 years at Pearce, initially on the SIAI-Marchetti S-211, which was later replaced by the Pilatus PC-21.

Aircraft participating in the flypast were:

  • 9105 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 113) of 130 “Eagle” Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force
  • A27-24 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT24) of 79 Squadron, RAAF
  • A23-009 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 509) of 2FTS, RAAF
  • A23-??? Pilatus PC-9/A of 2FTS, RAAF (carrying a photographer)

The flypast formation route was as follows:

  • Departed RAAF Pearce at 10am
  • Crossed the northern coast at 10:08
  • Over Rottnest Island at 10:15
  • Over Fremantle at 10:32
  • Over Perth city at 10:34
  • Returned to RAAF Base Pearce at 10:43.

The RAAF’s official air-to-air photos from the flypast have been added to the Aircraft Photos section of our website – all photos © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence.

9105 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 113) of 130 “Eagle” Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force & A27-24 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT24) of 79 Squadron, RAAF & A23-009 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 509) of 2FTS, RAAF, flying over Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, off Perth - Fri 27 September 2013.
9105 Pilatus PC-21 (MSN 113) of 130 “Eagle” Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force & A27-24 BAE Systems Hawk 127 (MSN DT24) of 79 Squadron, RAAF & A23-009 Pilatus PC-9/A (MSN 509) of 2FTS, RAAF, flying over Bathurst Lighthouse, Rottnest Island, off Perth – Fri 27 September 2013.
The aircraft were performing a flypast to mark 20 Years of RSAF flying training operations at RAAF Base Pearce. The RSAF has trained 1,080 graduate pilots and aircrew over the last 20 years at Pearce.
The flypast formation departed RAAF Pearce at 10am, crossed the coast at 10:08, then flew over Rottnest Island at 10:15 (as seen in this photo), then back towards Fremantle at 10:28, over Fremantle at 10:32, and Perth city at 10:34, prior to returning to RAAF Base Pearce by 10:43.
This photo was taken from another PC-9/A of 2FTS, which accompanied the formation.
Photo © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

 

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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