Flying Operations

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F/A-18A Flypast for Tasmania

Friday 1st December (2 formations of 4 x F/A-18As)

Formation 1:
*4x F/A-18As will conduct low level flying down the east coast of Tasmania, from Tasman Island tracking West to the South tip of Bruny Island, then North up the West side of Bruny Island.
 
HOBART
Approx 11.50 am- the aircraft will conduct low-level flypast of Channel Primary School in Margate, at approximately 1,500 feet, before flying South to North over Hobart. The aircraft will then make a 270 degree left hand turn to track West to East over Hobart, then on to the Airport.
 

Formation 2:
*4x F/A-18As will conduct low level flying from the North-East tip of Tasmania, travelling West along the North coast.
 
LAUNCESTON
Approx 11.20 am, the aircraft will fly South over Launceston, inbound from the North-North-West (down the Tamar River), tracking from Newnham/Rocherlea over the centre of the town at approximately 1,500 feet, then overhead Launceston airport, departing to the South-East. The aircraft will join the Eastern coastline, then flying from Tasman Island direct to Hobart city.
 
HOBART
Approx 11.55 am, the aircraft will conduct low-level flypast at 1,500 feet, of Channel Primary School in Margate before flying South to North over Hobart. The aircraft will then make a 270 degree left hand turn to track West to East over Hobart, then on to the Airport.
 
The two formations will fly approximately five minutes apart over Hobart, landing at approx 12 midday at Hobart International Airport.
 
Sunday 3rd December
 
Approx 11 am, 8 x F/A-18As will depart to fly from Hobart, via Bruny Island then Tasman Island, up the East Coast of Tasmania to NSW.
 
All flying is subject to change due to weather and operational requirements.
 
Noise management and environment impact are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.
 
Air Force appreciates the support it receives from the Tasmanian community during this flying activity.