C-130J Hercules Tactical Training Operations in Northern NSW and QLD

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C-130J Hercules aircraft will be conducting night and weekend training missions in Queensland and New South Wales as part of the No. 37 Squadron Tactical Training Exercise, from Friday 7 December to the early morning of Thursday 13 December 2018.
The Tactical Training Exercise is the culmination of six months of C-130J Hercules training for a cadre of instructors, co-pilots, and loadmasters. The activity will involve a variety of airdrop operations, tactical airfield landings, formation and low- level flight. 
The Tactical Training Exercise comprise the final missions before members will apply their skills on real operations around the world. Individual trainees have spent over 100 hours in simulation before validating skills on live training missions. 
Flying sorties will take place between 1pm and into the evening until 12.30am each day, including weekend flying.  
Exercise activities will take place over and in the vicinity of:
  • Wondai, Queensland
  • Burren Junction, New South Wales
  • Walcha, New South Wales 
Air Force appreciates the support from the Queensland and New South Wales communities whilst it conducts this important training exercise. 
Images of the C-130J Hercules can be found on the Defence Image Gallery.

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)