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Newcastle Williamtown Air Show is Set to Thrill

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City of Newcastle (CN) has partnered with the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) to host this one-off event on Saturday 18 November, with an RAAF aircraft flying display from 10am to 12.30pm and again from 1.30pm to 4pm.


For the best view in town, you need to grab a ticket to the 18 + Premium Viewing area at Fort Scratchley. Tickets are on sale now for a VIP experience with uninterrupted views of the flying displays from Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point.

Ticketholders will be treated to an unobstructed panorama of the aerial spectacle for both the morning and afternoon flying displays with gates opening at 9am. For the ultimate indulgence, add an Earp Distilling Co. gourmet picnic hamper and drink package at the only licensed viewing area.

Formation and aerial displays will wow the crowds with heritage and vintage aircraft like the Harvard, Winjeel, Spitfire, Mustang, and Canberra, in addition to flypasts from F/A-18F, EF/A-18G Super Hornet and the Growler.

For those seeking a family-friendly day out, crowds of spectators are set to line Newcastle Harbour at the free community event, hosted by City of Newcastle. The free viewing areas at Nobbys Beach, Foreshore Park, and Stockton will feature family-friendly activities, such as roving entertainment, kids rides, and face painters to create a festival atmosphere.

The Newcastle viewing areas will also feature static RAAF displays, including a military vehicle display, the Australian Army Band, Australian Air Force Cadets information, 92 WG Airborne Electronic Analyst (AEA) display, and a 44 WG Transportable Air Operations Tower, where you can speak to RAAF Air Traffic Controllers and Technicians and experience a panoramic view of what the tower looks like.

At both Newcastle and Stockton viewing areas, food trucks will offer a range of food, beverage, and entertainment options.

A Park and Ride facility will operate from McDonald Jones Stadium with parking available at Stockton located within an easy walk to prime vantage points.

For more information and to book tickets to the only licensed viewing area, see


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