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Old 5th December 2018, 10:35 AM
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Default First F-35's on thier way home

Lightnings about to strike with first two RAAF F-35s on their way home

The first two Royal Australian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35As to be based in Australia have departed Luke AFB in Arizona, bound for RAAF Base Williamtown.

The two aircraft, A35-009 and A35-010, are scheduled to arrive at Williamtown on Monday, December 10. The ferry flight is supported by an RAAF KC-30A MRTT and will travel via Hawaii, Guam and RAAF Base Amberley.

Reminiscent of the arrival of the first two F/A-18 classic Hornets in May 1985, when a brace of Dassault Mirage IIIOs flew out to meet and “escort” them into Williamtown, up to three Hornets will fly out to greet the F-35s.

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...heir-way-home/
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Old 10th December 2018, 11:27 AM
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This morning the first two F-35s arrived at Williamtown.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/RAAFBaseWLM?src=hash

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Old 10th December 2018, 02:01 PM
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F-35A Joint Strike Fighters — 'the most lethal acquisition in the Air Force's history' — land in Australia

The first of Australia's next-generation fighter jets have touched down at their new home base at Williamtown, north of Newcastle in New South Wales.

The two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters conducted a flyover along the coastline of the Hunter region accompanied by four F-18 Hornets, the ageing aircraft which they will be replacing.

A total of 72 of the US-built aircraft have been ordered and will continue to be delivered to Australia over the coming years.

It is expected 56 will ultimately be based at Williamtown RAAF base and 16 at Tindal in the Northern Territory.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-...ralia/10600732
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