Exercise Dawn Strike flying operations

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Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft will conduct an early morning flying activity from RAAF Base Townsville to RAAF Base Amberley, QLD, on 25 June 2022.
DATE:             Saturday, 25 June 2022
TIME:              Aircraft will depart RAAF Base Townsville
                        approximately. 5.55am; and RAAF Base Amberley at 7am.
                        Aircraft will arrive at RAAF Base Amberley between
                        approximately 7.45am and 8.15am.
VENUE:           RAAF Base Townsville and RAAF Base Amberley, QLD.
IMAGERY:       Images will become available on the Defence Image Gallery.
Exercise Dawn Strike follows the successful qualification of Air Warfare Instructors on completion of the Diamond Series of exercises.
The F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft will signify the final flight of the Diamond Series of exercise with a high speed, low altitude arrival into their home location of RAAF Base Amberley.
Up to 18 F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft will participate in the final mission. This will include six Super Hornets departing RAAF Base Amberley at 7am to meet the incoming Super Hornets and Growlers arriving from RAAF Base Townsville. 
The Air Warfare Instructor Course encompasses a range of academic activities and practical exercises that expose the candidates to complex scenarios, broadening and improving their skills; graduating humble, knowledgeable, approachable and expert instructors.
Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying. 

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)

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