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Newcastle V8 Supercars Flying Displays 2018

Well the final races in the Coates Hire V8 Supercars Series were held in Newcastle last weekend over a great couple of days for Motorsport enthusiasts. For some of us though, the main attraction is not on the track but, rather, up in the sky, with a chance to see[…]

2018 Rolex Formula 1 Grand Prix F/A-18A Hornet Display.

Sunday the 25th day of March 2018, presented itself with many opportunities.. one of those was  catching an UBER ride into the heartland of inner city Melbourne, and elevating to the ninth floor balcony of an apartment block which was allowed through word of a good friend of mine who[…]

3 Squadron Flypast.

Friday 8th of December saw 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) make a flypast over the city of Newcastle, Australia, followed by their home base of RAAF Williamtown, just north of Newcastle, in the shape of a giant number 3. 10 classic Hornets took part, along with a single[…]

Dawn Strike, Heads-Up

  Up to 35 aircraft will conduct a ‘dawn strike’ on Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown on Friday 30 June between approximately 7am to 7.30am as the Air Force’s newest air warfare combat instructors return home from Exercise Diamond Storm in the Northern Territory. Local residents are advised more[…]

ANZAC Day 2017 Flypasts

Follow the link below for a very informative map of what, when and where to catch the many ANZAC Day fly-overs by the Royal Australian Air Force. RAAF ANZAC Day Flypasts UPDATE | The location markers on the Anzac Day 2017 Flypast Google map are not displaying correctly on some phones.[…]

Exercise Diamond Shield Flying Program Update

What: Air Force’s Air Warfare Instructors will participate in Exercise Diamond Shield to finalise their training with the most challenging test of their careers. Where: RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW. When: Monday, 20 to Friday, 24 March. Flights will occur between the following times: Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00 am – 12:30[…]

Air Warfare Instructors sparkle for Exercise Diamond Shield

What: Air Force’s Air Warfare Instructors will conduct flying operations to prepare for participation in Exercise Diamond Shield, to finalise their training with the most challenging test of their careers. Where: RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW. When: Monday, 13 March to Friday, 31 March. Flights will occur between the following times: […]

RAAF 2OCU 75th Anniversary F/A-18A Tail Scheme.

2017 marks the 75th anniversary for the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, or 2OCU . The unit formed in April 1942 at Port Pirie, SA but relocated to RAAF Mildura, Victoria the following month. The unit provided training on all forms of aircraft during World War 2 but[…]