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  • Free general admission

On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will commemorate its 100th anniversary with a spectacular aircraft flypast over Canberra. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to see a wide range of current and historic military aircraft.

The National Museum of Australia is a key vantage point for this historic event. Join us in our Lakeside Amphitheatre from 10.30am to midday.

Please note that as at 10am 31 March 2021 the Museum carpark is full. If you are planning to visit the Museum this morning we suggest you consider alternative parking or transport.

Four planes in formation in the sky

RAAF Roulettes in formation

Program for visitors to the Museum

Four Royal Australian Airforce members holding racing drones. - click to view larger image

Highlights of the day include:

  • RAAF Drone Racing Team demonstration onsite
  • stunning lakeside views
  • games.

We'll have audio from the ABC broadcast of the flyover outside and show the telecast in our Gandel Atrium.

What time do doors open?

The Museum opens at 9am. The flypast starts at 10.30am and ends at midday.

Are there COVID-19 safety measures?

Yes. Visitors 16 years and older who come into our building must check in using the Check In CBR app. Family groups may sit together but must stay 1.5 m away from other groups.

Is seating allocated?

No. Bring a picnic blanket, deck chair or inflatable chair to sit on.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes!  However, we do ask that eskies, glass bottles and containers are not brought into the building as they pose a risk both to our collection and other visitors.

Will food and drink be available?

The Museum Cafe will be open.

How do I get there?

See Plan your visit for our location and options on how to get here. Paid parking is available but can fill quickly on busy days. Walk, cycle or visit Transport Canberra for route and fare information.

Where can I find more on the flypast?

Visit Spectacular Centenary Flypast on the Airforce website.

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Explore RAAF related objects in the National Museum of Australia's collection.

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