RAAF Curtin is a Royal Australian Air Force base located on the north coast of Western Australia. It was the first major military airfield built in Australia since World War II, and was constructed as a bare base that could be used for exercises or when required for national defence. Work at the site commenced in 1983, with the official opening of the base in 1988. The base is named in honour of former Prime Minister John Curtin.
When flying, Air Force pilots and crews operate the aircraft in a way that minimises aircraft noise. Air Force has an honest and open approach about the noise experienced by residents living near our bases and training areas. Detailed information about aircraft noise, including Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps, is available at the Defence Aircraft Noise website or contact 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).
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