Increased flying operations at RAAF Base Townsville for Exercise Crimson Dawn 24-1

Number 1 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, will deploy personnel and F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft to RAAF Base Townsville to conduct Exercise Crimson Dawn 24-1 from 17 to 26 June 2024.

As the culmination of their six-month Operational Conversion course, Exercise Crimson Dawn aims to graduate the newest generation of F/A-18F Super Hornet Fast Jet Pilots and Weapon System Officers. Aircrew will conduct training sorties from RAAF Base Townsville between 17 – 26 June 2024 during the exercise.

Aircraft will operate on weekdays during daylight flying hours for the duration of the exercise. Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the local community during these essential training deployments.

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Flying schedule

  • Weekdays during daylight flying hours.