EA-18G Growlers to conduct diversion training to RAAF Base Townsville

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Up to three EA-18G Growler aircraft will conduct diversion training into RAAF Base Townsville on Wednesday 9 May.  The aircraft will operate at low level in the vicinity of the base at around 2pm - 5pm.

The Growlers will be carrying out instrument landing approach training and familiarisation operations.  An Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach assists pilots to land at night or in poor weather conditions.  The ability to land at alternate airfields is an essential part of pilot training on the Growler aircraft.

Please note that the date and time for this activity is subject to variables including weather and operational availability, and may change.

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 community during these training activities.

For further information on Amberley flying activities, members of the community are encouraged to contact 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362) and ask to be connected to RAAF Base Amberley, or log on to the website to receive updates on Super Hornet/Growler aircraft flying activities here: https://bit.ly/2HUr4i7

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)