RAAF’s F-35s Complete 1000th Sortie

RAAF personnel at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, reach a flying milestone as the Australian F-35As complete their first 1000 sorties.  The RAAF F-35A team are working together with the 56th Fighter Wing USAF and Lockheed Martin to develop Australia’s initial F-35A capability. Royal Australian Air Force pilots and maintenance…

F-35s at Friendship Day

Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 perform a flight demonstration.  This aerial demonstration was conducted during the annual  Friendship Day air show at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan on May 5, 2018. The flight marked the first time an F-35B Lightning II  conducted an aerial demonstration in the Pacific region. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 05.05.2018…

Arming the F-35 the Marine Corps Way

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 mount 1,000 pound Guided Bomb Units onto an F-35B Lightning IIs on the flight deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Philippine Sea, March 24, 2018.  This event marked the first time an F-35 has been loaded with live ordnance…

3rd Squadron Marks Changeover to F-35

On 8 December 2017 ten F/A-18A/B Hornets, flown by No 3 Squadron pilots, form up in the shape of a number 3 to mark the final large formation of the classic jet under the No 3 Squadron color.  [maxgallery id="115507"] No 3 Squadron are set to change over to the…

Luke Days 2018

Luke Days demonstrates the Air Force’s continuing progress in building the future of airpower with military and civilian air acts including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-35 and F-22 static displays, science, technology, engineering, and math exhibits, and military operations demonstrations. [maxgallery id="115693"] LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ, UNITED STATES…

RAAF Chief Visits Williamtown Airbase

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC, accompanied by his wife Rhonda, visited RAAF Base Williamtown on the 7th March 2018. The visit included elements from Air Combat Group, Surveillance and Response Group, Combat Support Group, Air Warfare Centre as well as infrastructure projects on the base…

F-35 at Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo

11/19/17: A video overview of the F-35 as presented for its participation in the Aviation Nation Air and Space Explosition. 11.08.2017 Video by Airman 1st Class Christina Ensley and William Lewis 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs   http://www.nellis.af.mil/Air-SpaceExpo/

VMGR-252 Refueling Harriers and F-35s

10/23/2017: U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aerial Refuel and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 conduct aerial refuel exercises above Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. on Sept. 19, 2017. VMGR-252 participated in refueling AV-8B Harriers and F-35B Lightning II. CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES 09.19.2017 Video by Lance Cpl. Jonathon Wiederhold 2nd…