Army supports Super Hornet training in Gatton

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Australian Army personnel will support RAAF Base Amberley F/A-18F Super Hornet close air support missions in and around Gatton during 4, 5 and 8 of November 2021.
 
DATE:                       Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November 2021;
                                  Monday 8 November 2021
LOCATION:              Gatton, Southern Queensland
 
A small group of Army personnel will operate in and around Gatton during daylight hours only and carry out and test audio communications systems from vehicles in various locations around the town.
 
Army personnel will communicate with the overhead aircraft with radios and small laptops/tablets.
 
The aircraft will operate at approximately at 10,000 feet and therefore any noise impacts from this activity are expected to be minimal for local residents.
 
The flying activity schedule is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables such as air traffic control, weather and other aviation considerations.
 
Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.
 
This event will be conducted in line with all relevant local heath guidelines and restrictions.
 
Imagery of the F/A-18F Super Hornet can be found on the Defence Image Gallery
 
Information regarding the F/A-18F Super Hornet is available on our Technology page

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).

This flying activity is part of regular training. Flights and timings are changeable to best meet training objectives, they are not a scheduled flypast. This notice is to advise the local community in this area that they may hear some noise. We remind the community that everyone must observe all COVID-19 related health measures in their respective local government areas, including stay at home orders where they are in force.

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