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First RAAF F-35s arrive at Williamtown.

Yesterday (December 10th 2018) saw the official delivery of the Royal Australian Air Force’s first two Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs (also known at the Lightning II), at RAAF Base Williamtown, just north of Newcastle. While 10 aircraft have been delivered to the RAAF so far, they are currently used in the[…]

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[…]


The very latest technology and hardware in fighter, maritime patrol, surveillance and transport airpower alongside some true classics and a couple of Aussie blokes in their diminutive biplanes wowing the crowds with their displays of formation and solo aerobatic skills. The Seoul Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) is South Korea’s[…]

Theater Security Package, The Swamp Foxes at Osan.

As mentioned in my earlier article on my visit to the 51st FW at Osan, South Korea, in September of 2016 (see HERE), the local F-16 unit, the 36th FS, were preparing to deploy for an exercise at the time, so there weren’t too many of their aircraft to be[…]

United States Air Force 69th Birthday.

A significant date for the United States Air Force this week. September 18th 2016 marks the 69th anniversary of the largest Air Forces in the world. Formed as a separate branch of the United States Army on this date, the current U.S.A.F is  today a service which operates more than 5,137[…]

RAAF Hercules Operations for Exercise Hamel

Heads up for some Hercules action around South Australia: What:             Up to three Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J Hercules transport aircraft fly in support of Army’s Exercise Hamel in South Australia. Where:           The Hercules will be operating largely from RAAF Base Edinburgh, flying to airfields in Whyalla, Port[…]