Armed Forces Overviews
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Alice Springs, NT (YBAS)
Rwy: 12/30, 17/35
Pos: 23°48'25"S 133°54'08"E
Elev: 1789 ft
Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Reserve Base Civil airport. Mainly used by USAF for nearby satellite base.
The RAAF uses bare bases without personnel, equipment or aircraft. These bases are used during exercises only.
Amberley, Qld. (YAMB)
Rwy: 04/22, 15/33
Pos: 27°38'26"S 152°42'43"E
Elev: 91 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
82Wg

1sq F/A-18F Videmus Agamus (We Seek and We Strike)


6sq EA-18G Nous Reviendrons (We Shall Return)
84Wg

33sq KC-30A Enduring
86Wg

36sq C-17A Sure
The RAAF received the first C-17A in 2006. There are eight Globemasters in service with 36sq at RAAF Amberley.
Photo: Motty
Butterworth (Malaysia) (WMKB)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 05°27'58"N 100°23'28"E
Elev: 8ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
81Wg

75sq F/A-18A/B Detachment Seek and Strike


77sq F/A-18A/B Detachment Swift to Destroy
92Wg

10sq AP-3C Detachment Strike First


11sq AP-3C Detachment Shepherd or Destroy
Canberra, ACT (YSCB)
Rwy: 12/30, 17/35
Pos: 35°18'30"S 149°11'38"E
Elev: Elev:1888
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
84Wg

34sq B737-7DF/DT
CL-604
Eo et Redeo (I Go and I Return)
Curtin, WA (YCIN)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 17°34'53"S 123°49'42"E
Elev: 300 ft
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Reserve Base Bare basis.
The RAAF uses bare bases without personnel, equipment or aircraft. These bases are used during exercises only.
East Sale, Vic. (YMES)
Rwy: 04/22, 09/27
Pos: 38°05'56"S 147°08'58"E
Elev: Elev:23 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
84Wg

32sq Beech 350 Adaptable
Training Command

Central Flying School (CFS) PC-9/A Qui Docet Discit (He Who Teaches Learns)
38sq was disbanded 14 December 2018.
Australian display team 'The Roulettes' is also based here, using aircraft from the CFS.
Edinburgh, SA (YPED)
Rwy: 18/36, HEL
Pos: 34°42'09"S 138°37'15"E
Elev: Elev:67 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
92Wg

10sq AP-3C Strike First


11sq AP-3C
P-8A
Shepherd or Destroy
Air System Development and Test Wing

ARDU F/A-18A
F/A-18B
PC-9/A
AP-3C
Prove to accomplish
Learmonth, WA (YPLM)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 22°14'00"S 114°05'37"E
Elev: 19 ft
Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Reserve Base Bare basis.
The RAAF uses bare bases without personnel, equipment or aircraft. These bases are used during exercises only.
Luke AFB (AZ) (KLUF)
Rwy: 03L/21R, 03R/21L
Pos: 33°32'06"N 112°22'59"W
Elev: 1090 ft
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56th FW

61st FS F-35A
Pearce, WA (YPEA)
Rwy: 05/23, 18L/36R, 18R, 36L
Pos: 31°40'04"S 116°00'54"E
Elev: 150 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
78Wg

79sq Hawk Mk127 Born for Action
Training Command

2FTS PC-9/A
PC-21
Seek the Heights
Richmond, NSW (YSRI)
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 33°36'02"S 150°46'51"E
Elev: Elev:67 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
86Wg

35sq C-27J Adept


37sq C-130J-30 Foremost
The first C-27J for 35sq has been delivered in June 2015. 35sq will move to RAAF Amberley in 2019 once the new facilities to permantly house the C-27J fleet that are currently under construction are completed.
The RAAF operated four different versions of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. Initially they bought the C-130A which was later supplemented by the C-130E version. When the time came to replace the aging C-130A the RAAF opted to buy the C-130H and recently, when the E-model was close to the end of it's carreer yet another version of the Hercules was aquired, the C-130J.
Photo: Joris Termorshuizen
Scherger, Qld. (YBSG)
Rwy: 12/30,
Pos: 12°37'26"S 142°05'12"E
Elev: Elev:145ft
Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Reserve Base Bare basis.
The RAAF uses bare bases without personnel, equipment or aircraft. These bases are used during exercises only.
Tamworth, NSW (YSTW)
Rwy: 06/24, 12L/30R, 12R/30L, 18/36
Pos: 31°05'01"S 150°50'49"E
Elev: 1313 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

Basic Flying Training School CT/4B BFTS
The ADF Basic Flying Training School uses civil registered basic trainers leased from the BAE Systems Training Academy.
RAAF instructors conduct flight screening and pilot selection for all three services.
The contract with BAE Systems runs until 2020. In 2019, the Basic Flying Training School will relocate to RAAF Base East Sale (Vic.) and operate the PC-21 under a 25-year contract with Lockheed Martin Australia.
Tindal, NT (YPTN)
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 14°31'16"S 132°22'40"E
Elev: 443 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
81Wg

75sq F/A-18A
F/A-18B
Seek and Strike
Wagga Wagga, NSW (YSWG)
Rwy: 05/23, 12/30 (grass), grass strips
Pos: 35°09'55"S 147°27'59"E
Elev: Elev:724 f
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Training Command

School of Technical Training (SoTT) Various aircraft Staunch
Wiliams, Vic. (YMPC)
Rwy: 04/22, 17/35
Pos: 37°55'56"S 144°45'12"E
Elev: 14 ft
Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Reserve Base RAAF Museum Combination of RAAF Point Cook and RAAF Laverton.
The RAAF uses bare bases without personnel, equipment or aircraft. These bases are used during exercises only.
The RAAF has ordered 72 F-35As. Apart from a number based at Luke AFB, Arizona, for pilot training, these will be devided between RAAF Base Tindal and RAAF Base Williamtown. At the latter, 3sq, 77sq and 2 OCU will be equipped with the Joint Strike Fighter. Seen here is A35-009 for No. 3sq on delivery to Williamtown on 10 December 2018.
Photo: CPL Nicci Freeman / RAAF
Williamtown, NSW (YWLM)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 32°47'42"S 151°50'04"E
Elev: 30 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
41Wg

2sq E-7A Consilio et Manu (To Advise and to Strike)
78Wg

76sq Hawk Mk127 Attack


2OCU F/A-18A
F/A-18B
Juventus Non Sine Pinnis (The Young Shall Have Wings)
81Wg

3sq F-35A Operta Aperta (Secrets Revealed)


77sq F/A-18A
F/A-18B
Swift to Destroy
82Wg

4sq PC-9/A Cooperate to Strike
4sq was formerly known as FACDU (Forward Air Control Development Unit)
RAAF pilots will commence their training first on the PC-9/A. Their first experience with jets will be on the Hawk with 76sq and 79sq. The Hawk is the lead-in trainer for the F/A-18 fighter.
Photo: Motty
FACDU PC-9/A is bashing the Williamtown circuit.
Photo: Motty
Woomera, SA (YPWR)
Rwy: 18/36, 12/30 (grass)
Pos: 31°08'39"S 136°49'01"E
Elev: 548 ft
Wing Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge


Reserve Base Test facility. Used for fighter weapons training at nearby shooting range.
The RAAF uses bare bases without personnel, equipment or aircraft. These bases are used during exercises only.
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