Third RAAF F-35 makes first flight

The Royal Australian Air Force’s third F-35A Lightning II, A35-003, has completed its first flight. Photographer Carl Richards captured these images of A35-003 taking off on its first flight, from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, on December 1. The aircraft is due to be delivered to Luke … [Read more...]

USAF B-1Bs touch down at Amberley

Two United States Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers have arrived at Amberley for exercises with the RAAF. The jets, from the 37th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, touched down at Amberley on Monday, and are participating in the RAAF's Exercise Lightning … [Read more...]

Third RAAF F-35 completes production

The Royal Australian Air Force’s third F-35A Lightning II aircraft has rolled off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ production facility in Fort Worth. The aircraft, A35-003, wears 3 Squadron markings which were applied in early November, the final stage in the production process ahead of … [Read more...]