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Newcastle Williamtown Air Show Announced by RAAF



Dust off those long lenses and get ready for a weekend of jet-fuelled action in November. The biennial Air Show will be held over the weekend of 18 and 19 November 2023 in both Newcastle and at RAAF Base Williamtown.

The Air Force Newcastle Williamtown Air Show 2023 will start with a free community event on Saturday 18 November that will include morning and afternoon flying displays by Air Force aircraft over Newcastle beaches and rivers.

RAAF F-35A Lightning II as shot with Sony A1

“The flying displays in Newcastle, and the open day at the base, aim not only to strengthen our relationship with the community, but offer insight into the vital role the ADF plays in ensuring the security of our nation,” said Air Commodore Micka Gray

Djuro Sen shooting with Sony Alpha 1 plus Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 series OSS lens

On Sunday 19 November, RAAF Base Williamtown will open its gates for a ticketed non-flying Open Day featuring static ground displays and a range of military equipment from across the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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“RAAF Base Williamtown has been a part of the community since opening in 1941, at the time providing protection for the Hunter region’s strategic port and steel manufacturing facilities during World War II.”

RAAF F-35A Lightning II as shot with Sony A1

“Air Force is proud to work with the City of Newcastle and Port Stephens Council to showcase the people and military capabilities, and to extend our sincere gratitude to the community for its support.

Tickets for the Open Day on Sunday at RAAF Base Williamtown will be available for purchase from late September 2023.

There is no ticket requirement for the flying displays in Newcastle on the Saturday.

Further information is available at

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