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RAAF: First Australian pilot to undertake F-35A Lightning II training

The introduction of Australia’s 72 F-35A Lightning II aircraft into RAAF service is about to move a step closer tomorrow when the first Australian pilot commences training. Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, Australia’s first F-35A pilot, will commence training for his first F-35A flight tomorrow at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, United States. “The F-35A will […]

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Joint Strike Fighter display for Point Cook air show

A life size mock-up of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter will be one of the exciting exhibits at the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook on 1-2 March. Australia has committed to 14 F-35A aircraft, initially planned for RAAF Base Williamtown. Up to a further 58 F-35A’s (to total 72) will be considered as part of Phase […]

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RAAF: Cool Hercules

A No. 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules transport aircraft and its crew recently took advantage of the Northern winter, conducting Cold Weather Training in Canada. The purpose of this training was to expose maintenance and aircrew personnel to operating their aircraft in cold weather conditions, conducting tasks that would be otherwise simple in more temperate climates. […]

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RAAF: Heron to be displayed at once in a lifetime air show

Final preparations are under way for the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show to be held at RAAF Williams – Point Cook from March 1-2. Air Commodore Phil Byrne is again leading the air show team. „This is the sixth air show I have helped to organise, but what makes this one so special is […]

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RAAF: Defence completes airlift mission in South Sudan

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed its mission to deliver strategic airlift support to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) after a recent outbreak in violence. On 12 January, a RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft completed the last flight in support of peacekeeping after delivering equipment and transporting United Nations personnel to […]

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RAAF: Defence air-lift support to the United Nations in South Sudan

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster has landed in South Sudan carrying critical equipment and supplies to support the United Nations’ mission in the country. Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss announced on 26 December 2013, that the Australian Government offered a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster to the United Nations to support […]