27 September 2013 (RAAF photos): RSAF/RAAF Flypast – 20th Anniversary of RSAF flying training at RAAF Base Pearce

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.

NOTE: 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 the coast of 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 the coast of 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 as seen here, then flew over Rottnest Island, Fremantle and Perth city at 10:34, prior to returning to RAAF Base Pearce by 10:40.
This photo was taken from another PC-9/A of 2FTS, which accompanied the formation.
Photo © 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 towards 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 towards 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, (this photo was taken at 10:14, as the aircraft flew towards Rottnest Island), then flew over Rottnest Island at 10:15, 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
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
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 off the coast of Perth near Swanbourne - 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 off the coast of Perth near Swanbourne – 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, then back towards Fremantle at 10:28 (as seen in this photo), 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
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 off Leighton Beach, near Fremantle - 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 off Leighton Beach, near Fremantle – 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, then back towards Fremantle at 10:29 (as seen in this photo), 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
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 Gilbert Fraser Reserve, North Fremantle - 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 Gilbert Fraser Reserve, North Fremantle – 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, then back towards Fremantle at 10:29, over Fremantle at 10:32 (as seen in this photo), 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
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 RAAF Base Pearce - 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 RAAF Base Pearce – 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, then back towards Fremantle at 10:29, over Fremantle at 10:32, and Perth city at 10:34, prior to returning to RAAF Base Pearce at 10:43, as seen in this photo.
The RSAF’s training facility and aircraft shelters can be seen at the upper left of the photo.
This photo was taken from another PC-9/A of 2FTS, which accompanied the formation.
Photo © 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 RAAF Base Pearce - 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 RAAF Base Pearce – 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, then back towards Fremantle at 10:29, over Fremantle at 10:32, and Perth city at 10:34, prior to returning to RAAF Base Pearce at 10:43.
This photo was taken from another PC-9/A of 2FTS, which accompanied the formation.
Photo © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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