Air Force C-17A Globemaster to conduct low-level flying over the Snowy Mountains

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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III aircraft will conduct low-level and instrument flying from Tuesday 13 August– Wednesday 14 August over the Snowy Mountains.
 
The aircraft will transit high altitude from East Sale, commencing low level operations in the vicinity of Mt Hotham, then north westerly toward Lake Dartmouth and Thredbo, and finally via Canberra to Amberley.
 
Instrument approach training will also be conducted on Tuesday afternoon via Tamworth, Richmond, Devonport and Hobart, and on Wednesday via Launceston, East Sale, Dubbo and back to Amberley.
 
The ability to fly over different terrains including valleys and mountains in all weather conditions is essential to RAAF C-17A operations.
 
Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military activity, and Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the local communities.
 
All flying is subject to weather and operational requirements.
 

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)