Fighter World, Williamtown

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Fighter World is an Australian not-for-profit aviation heritage centre at RAAF Base Williamtown, north of Newcastle, New South Wales. It is part of RAAF Aviation and Heritage and is operated with the purpose of preserving the history of fighter operations of the RAAF. The museum's collection are predominantly fighter aircraft once operated by the RAAF. Included in the collection are historically significant aircraft including de Havilland Vampire A79-1 and Dassault Mirage IIIO A3-3, both of which were the first aircraft of their type built in Australia.
Staff include paid employees, RAAF reservists and a team of approximately 50 volunteers, most of whom have previous RAAF experience.
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  • On the road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay there’s a slew of signboards about Fighterworld. So, we took a drive out from Nelson Bay to look at the museum. Closed. Only the café was open as of 27th.....  more
    On the road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay there’s a slew of signboards about Fighterworld. So, we took a drive out from Nelson Bay to look at the museum. Closed. Only the café was open as of 27th.....  more »
  • Great morning spent . Awesome seeing the planes take off and landing . Very interesting planes . Awesome to see them up close Great food at the cafe 
    Great morning spent . Awesome seeing the planes take off and landing . Very interesting planes . Awesome to see them up close Great food at the cafe  more »
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  • Fighter World was better than I expected. In it you can sit in plane cockpits and take loads of photos. It is great because you can see and touch all the controls. Not just good for kids but for adults as well. Strongly recommended!
  • Had an awesome experience learning about the planes and hearing real stories from Jack (they have ex pilots who volunteer here!!!) Also I was lucky to spot jet fighters taking off and landing from the observation deck . Would def recommend to anyone and would strongly suggest chatting to the volunteers to learn from them :) Thanks again Jack for making this an amazing visit .

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