Flying Operations

This website provides general information about significant aircraft movements, flypasts, exercises and training activities.

This website does not provide information on single aircraft movements; or general information about routine flying activities

 

C-17A Globemaster flying display for Brisbane Valley Airshow

What:      Flying Display by an Air Force C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft

Where:   Watts Bridge Memorial Aerodrome, Toogoolawah

When:     Sunday, 28 August 2016 , aproximately 2:50 pm

A single C-17A Globemaster aircraft will conduct a flying display for the Brisbane Valley Airshow on 28 August 2016 at approximately 2:50 pm.  

The C-17A will conduct numerous passes over the airfield at different speeds and in various configurations as the highly-skilled pilots manoeuvre the aircraft to demonstrate its capability. Each flying display is planned and well rehearsed. The aircraft will not be below 100 metres during the display.

The flying display will provide the public with a great opportunity to take photos of the aircraft.

No. 36 Squadron operates eight C-17A aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley and conducts missions in support of current operations and, when required, humanitarian relief. Recently, No. 36 Squadron has been conducting sustainment operations to the Middle East Region.

The C-17A is a heavy transport aircraft and allows Australia to rapidly deploy troops, supplies, combat vehicles, heavy equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying. Air Force appreciates the support it receives from South East Queensland community and residents.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362) and asking to be connected to RAAF Amberley.

Flying activity for the Australian Defence Force Academy Open Day

What: Flying activity will be conducted over the ADFA Parade Ground at Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT.
 
When: Navy Helicopters will arrive from Friday 26 August 2016 at approximately 3:00-5pm and depart on Saturday 27 August 2016 at approximately 4:30pm. The Roulettes will perform on Saturday 27 August 2016 between 11:50am and 12:05pm. The RAAF C-130J Hercules will flypast at about 10:00am and the C-17 Globemaster III will flypast at about 2:15pm. Both will fly from East to West across the ADFA Parade Ground at an altitude of approximately 90 metres during the flypast.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.
 
The Defence Force appreciates the support it receives from the Canberra community during this flying activity.
 
Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at  www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).
 
All flypasts are subject to change due to operational requirements.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force on Exercise at RAAF Base Tindal

What:   Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16C/D aircraft are conducting an exercise from Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal
             
When:   23 August – 08 September
 
Where:  Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Northern Territory
 
The  Republic of Singapore Air Force will be conducting a unilateral exercise at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal from Tuesday 23 August.
 
This unilateral flying activity follows the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s participation in Exercise Pitch Black that is being conducted in the Northern Territory until 19 August, and is concurrent with another unilateral exercise being conducted at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley.
 
Management of potential noise and environment impacts as a result of military aviation activities are vital considerations and are given close attention in the planning and conduct of military aviation.
 
Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362) and asking to be connected to Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal.

Republic of Singapore Air Force on Exercise in Amberley

What:     Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG aircraft will conduct training in Australia
    
When:    22 August – 15 September 2016

Where:   Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, Queensland

The  Republic of Singapore Air Force will be conducting a unilateral exercise from RAAF Base Amberley from Monday 22 August.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG aircraft will arrive at RAAF Base Amberley on 22 August and conduct training from 23 August until 15 September.

This unilateral flying activity follows the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s participation in Exercise Pitch Black that is being conducted in the Northern Territory until 19 August.

Noise management and environmental impacts are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362) and asking to be connected to Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley.

Fast jet flying program for Salt Ash Air Weapons Range - September to November 2016

Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown has outlined the planned flying program for fast jets on the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range (SAAWR) for the last three months of 2016.
 
The F/A-18 Hornets will return to the range on 29 August through to 2 September, and then return for the week of 31 October to 4 November.
 
Residents living in East Medowie, Salt Ash and Lemon Tree Passage can expect the range to be used consistently during those nominated weeks.
 
Commander Air Combat Group, Air Commodore Steve Roberton said air crew minimised their use of the range and once proficiency has been attained they move onto the next stage of the course.
 
"Air Force has a responsibility to ensure personnel are ready and able to deploy at short notice and this involves necessary air to ground training that is employed at SAAWR," Air Commodore Steve Roberton said.
 
Members of the community seeking further information are invited to call 1800 033 200, or refer to http://www.airforce.gov.au/flyingareawilliamtown for further information.