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Hunter Valley Airshow 2019

Warbirds, Jets, aerobatics, front-line military hardware, models, rag-and-tube, flaming walls of fire and explosions, stunt bikes and a balloon; the 2019 Hunter Valley Airshow had it all. The third Hunter Valley Airshow was held on the weekend of the 6th & 7th of April this year at Cessnock airport; a[…]

Wings Over Illawarra 2018 – Defence Showcase

ADF Showcase It was the largest contingent of Australian Defence Force aircraft and helicopters at a Wings Over the Illawarra ever! The Royal Australian Air Force presented examples of the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, Lockheed Martin C-130J, Boeing P-8 Poseidon, Alenia C-27J Spartan, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-18A Hornet, BAe Hawk-127 and[…]

BAE Systems’ upgraded Hawks take to the sky

The Initial Operating Capability for the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program (LIFCAP) was recognised at a ceremony at RAAF Base Williamtown today. The Royal Australian Air Force’s pilots of the future are now flying the latest, digital standard of Hawk advanced jet trainer having accepted the first upgraded aircraft from[…]

Heads-Up; Display practice over Tea Gardens and Myall Lakes National Park

What:             Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter jet to conduct display practice  When:             Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 June 2017  Where:           Vicinity of Tea Gardens and Myall Lakes National Park and RAAF Base Williamtown Three Royal Australian Air Force Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter aircraft from Number 76 Squadron, will conduct two[…]

Exercise Kakadu 2016 – A short look at land based air assets.

The Northern Territory is certainly no stranger to military exercises and often as one ends, another begins, sometimes within weeks or even days. Such is the case this year from 12 to 23 September with Exercise Kakadu 2016 being launched by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), an exercise that covers a large area[…]