Community Day at RAAF Williamtown: Focusing on the F-35


On 5 July 2019, RAAF Base Williamtown hosted an F-35A Community Day for invited community members, leaders, organisational representatives and Defence community partners of the Hunter region.

Guests were treated to a ‘windscreen’ familiarisation tour with Air Force personnel providing commentary and a unique insight into the Base, its infrastructure and its history.

Tour members were invited to view the F-35A precinct and facility including state-of-the-art maintenance and training areas developed for the aircraft.

The F-35A Community Day showcased the value and economic benefit of the project to the Hunter regional economy.

Importantly the day allowed guests to meet the highly-trained, highly skilled professional Air Force personnel and staff who maintain and fly the aircraft.

In this slideshow, the visit of the community to RAAF Williamtown is highlighted.

And with the celebration of the 77th Squadron’s 77th birthday with an F-18, flyover, the newcomer, the F-35, becomes the focus of attention.