Exercise Pitch Black 18 is operating over Darwin, Batchelor and Katherine military airspaces within the Northern Territory.  Please be aware that for the duration of the Exercise there is expected increased Military flying over the below dates.

This includes but is not limited to Day/Night flying and Low flying activities. There will be no flying on weekends. All flying activities relating to the exercise will commence after 7:00am and cease before 11:00pm, with no exercise mission related flying on weekends.

Day

Week 1

30 Jul - 3 Aug

Week 2

 6 - 10 Aug

Week 3

 13 - 17 Aug

MON

0700 - 1300

1400 - 1830

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

TUE

0700 - 1300

1400 - 1830

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

WED

0700 - 1300

1400 - 2130

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

THUR

0700 - 1300

1400 - 2130

1100 - 1600

1900 - 2300

1100 - 1600

 

FRI

NO FLY

1000 - 1500

NO FLY

 

NOTE: All timings are subject to change due to operational requirements. 

During the exercise flying times will be posted to this page as well as the Aircraft Noise Website.

We will also provide information on social media and through Northern Territory media.

For additional Air Force flying operations click here.