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2019 Australian International Airshow – Australia’s Flying Tiger

    The 2019 Australian International International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition held at Avalon Airport near Geelong in Victoria, is the 14th time the show has been held since its inception back in October 1992.  This biennial show is one of the Asia-Pacific regions most prestigious and the[…]

Exercise Diamond Shield 2019

Exercise Diamond Shield is in full swing at RAAF Bases Williamtown and Amberly this week. The exercise is a part of the second biennial Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC), a six-month program that integrates warfighting functions across a range of specialisations within the Royal Australian Air Force and brings together[…]

Visiting Japanese Airbases, Part 4 – Hyakuri

Ahh, Phantom spotting at Hyakuri. Looking down on operational F-4s taxiing by just meters away, often with a friendly wave from the aircrew as they head out to, or return from their missions, and catching their take-offs on the runway not much further away, all in beautiful morning light. It[…]

2OCU’s 2019 Special Hornet Scheme

Here is a brief gallery of images of 2OCU’s 2019 Special Hornet Scheme during it’s delivery flight from RAAF Base Amberly, where it was painted, back to its home base at RAAF Base Williamtown in NSW. The aircraft is painted in distinctive colours to celebrate the unit’s final year of[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Indian Air Force participation Exercise Pitch Black 2018

The Royal Australian Air Force has recently concluded one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest biennial bi-lateral premier air training programs, Exercise Pitch Black 2018. Held in Australia’s Northern Territory between 27 July and 17 August, that included air assets operating from RAAF Darwin and Tindal, plus other locations such as[…]

33 Squadron, Topping Up in the Top End!

  Affair – During Exercise Pitch Black 2018 in the far northern part of Australia, Royal Australian Air force KC-30A of 33 Squadron have been conducting aerial refuelling training with participating Australian and foreign military aircraft. Aviation Spotters Online have been capturing many parts of this year’s exercise including team[…]