RAAF starts C-27J training

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The RAAF has accepted the first two of 10 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters onto the Commonwealth register, and commenced maintenance training on the aircraft at L-3’s facility at Waco in Texas on December 8, and aircrew training with instructors from L-3 Communications on December 15. The milestone is the … [Read more...]

First RAAF F-35 arrives at Luke AFB

F-35A A35-002 (AU-2) arrives at Luke AFB in Arizona on December 18. (USAF)

The first RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II arrived at Luke AFB near Phoenix in Arizona on December 18 to join the USAF-led training pool there. F-35A A35-002 (AU-2) was flown by a USAF pilot, and was welcomed to Luke by the Australian air attache to Washington AIRCDRE Gary Martin, the first … [Read more...]