A packet of iconic Australian biscuits helped Royal Australian Air Force logistics officer Flying Officer Clifford Brown successfully complete a major task ahead of Exercise Red Flag Alaska 21-3.
No. 33 Squadron air mobility officer Flying Officer William Delchau said Exercise Talisman Sabre was an invaluable opportunity to consolidate his mission aircrew training.
High above the Coral Sea, a Royal Australian Air Force No. 33 Squadron KC-30A multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) trailed refuelling hoses 27m long.
Providing air-to-air refuelling services to some of the world’s most advanced combat fighter jets is just another day in the office for Air Force pilots Flight Lieutenant Kristen Crick and Flying Officer Danny Kitcher.
The morning sunlight streamed through the cabin windows. The whir of the turbofan engines was almost hypnotic.
A didgeridoo competition at the mess and flights for members of the local Indigenous community, many of whom had never flown before, were among the activities held to celebrate NAIDOC Week at RAAF Base Amberley.
In a first for the RAAF, a KC-30A tanker was refuelled in the air by a foreign air force when the Republic of Singapore Air Force took part in what was dubbed Boom Camp in the Northern Territory.
Aircraft at RAAF Base Amberley have been named in a tradition that dates back to World War II.
The introduction of advanced non-destructive testing technology via a collaboration between Northrop Grumman, No. 33 Squadron and the Defence Aviation Safety Authority promises to reap significant benefits for KC-30A multi-role tanker transport refuelling hose maintenance.
Eagle-eyed residents have spotted high-flying Air Force training missions over Taree on the NSW mid-north coast.