Republic of Singapore Air Force Extended Fighter Detachment, RAAF Base Pearce- Community Information

Community engagement

The Royal Australian Air Force is host an Extended Fighter Detachment (EFD) from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) over the period of June – October 2024. During this time, there will be periods of increased flying operations out of RAAF Base Pearce in Bullsbrook, Western Australia. 

The following community engagement activities have occurred to date: 

Local Council Engagement

On Sunday 09 June: community information session with the City of Swan and Shire of Gingin councillors.

Local Community Engagement

Monday 10 June: Air Force attendance the monthly Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association meeting to provide information on the EFD.

Friday 28 June 2024: RAAF Base Pearce held a Community Stakeholder Day to introduce the first Republic of Singapore Air Force Extended Fighter Detachment to key members of the local community. Read the full story here: https://www.defence.gov.au/news-events/news/2024-07-09/singaporeans-welcomed-pearce

To residents

A letter to residents has been distributed throughout the community advising of increased flying operations

Flying schedule

Additional to the Pilatus PC-21, and Hawk-127 Lead-in Fighter aircraft which are currently based out of RAAF Base Pearce, the base will host small detachments of F-15SG and F-16C/D aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

The EFD will be supported by approximately 120 personnel for training operations in three sequences over the June to October 2024 period. 

Phase Date of activity Aircraft involved Night flying activity
1 24 Jun – 15 Jul F-16 Aircraft Nil
2 13 Aug – 9 Sep F-15 Aircraft 26 Aug - 28 Aug
3A 9 Sep – 18 Oct F-16 Aircraft 30 Sep - 02 Oct

Whilst every opportunity to reduce impacts to the local community will be taken, flying is subject to change due to variables such as air traffic control requirements, weather, and other aviation considerations.

 

For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website, email comms.WA@defence.gov.au, or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).