Defence, in partnership with the Ipswich City Council, is pleased to announce the Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo (Air Tattoo) will be held over the weekend of 29 and 30 October 2022.
FILE PHOTO: A RAAF heritage formation at the RAAF Base Amberley Airshow 2008 – Mustang, Vampire, Meteor, Hawk, Hornet. Photo by Brian Hartigan.
As part of the Air Tattoo, Australia’s largest air-force base, RAAF Base Amberley, will open its gates to the public for the first time since 2008.
Head of Air Shows Air Commodore Micka Gray said RAAF Base Amberley had a long association with the City of Ipswich.
“RAAF Base Amberley has been an integral part of the Ipswich community for more than 80 years, first commencing operations in 1940 during World War II,” Air Commodore Gray said.
“We are very proud to be working with the Ipswich City Council to host the Air Tattoo later this year.
“The Air Tattoo gives people a rare insight into the base, the people and military capabilities that call Amberley home.
“It is also a great opportunity for Defence to thank the community for their support of RAAF Base Amberley and the members who serve there.”
Royal Australian Air Force aircraft will conduct flypasts over the base during the two-day event with aircraft also on static display on the ground as well as a range of military equipment on display showcasing the capabilities of a number of Australian Defence Force units and squadrons.
Details on how to obtain tickets for the RAAF Base Amberley open days will be released later this year.
Members of the public will also get the chance to see the Air Force aircraft flypasts at designated viewing hubs free of charge in Ipswich, Springfield and Rosewood.