Words: Matt Innes
The Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo is confirmed for take-off in October, bringing the best of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to the skies over Ipswich and Greater Brisbane.
Take the Cunningham Highway into the danger zone at RAAF Base Amberley, Australia’s largest Air Force base for an exhilarating aviation experience from 29-30 October.
Presented in partnership with Defence and Ipswich City Council, the Air Tattoo is a rare opportunity for civilians to see RAAF aircraft, equipment and personnel in action, with aircraft demonstrations, flyovers and a range of military technology on display.
RAAF Base Amberley employs more than 5000 people and is headquarters for units such as the No 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron and No 2 Security Forces Squadron. Aircraft stationed at the base include the F/A 18-F Super Hornet and the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, often seen as part of Brisbane’s iconic Riverfire celebrations.
The Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo takes place at RAAF Base Amberley from 9am-4pm, 29-30 October.