A detachment from Royal Australian Air Force 79SQN based at RAAF Base Pearce, will deploy approximately 50 personnel, and up to six Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter aircraft to RAAF Base Learmonth for Exercise Western Phoenix.
DATE: 16 to 31 August 2021
VENUE: RAAF Base Learmonth, and the surrounding Exmouth region
Exercise Western Phoenix will allow Introductory Fighter Course students to further develop their formation, navigation and low-flying skills.
This will entail increased flying activity in the region, and formations of up to four aircraft may be seen in the vicinity of the airport and near the city centre as they depart and position for return to the airfield.
All flying activity is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables such as air traffic control requirements, weather and other aviation considerations.
Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.
Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the Exmouth community during these activities.
The health and safety of all personnel participating in this exercise, and the community is paramount. Australian Defence Force personnel are required to adhere to state and territory travel restrictions and health advice with COVID-19 risk mitigation measures in place for Exercise Western Phoenix.