F/A-18A/B Hornet to conduct instrument training into RAAF Base Richmond

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A single F/A-18A/B Hornet from RAAF Base Williamtown will conduct instrument training into RAAF Base Richmond on Wednesday 17 August at approximately 8.30pm.

The aircraft will conduct an instrument landing approach as part of pilot familiarisation training.  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 fastjet aircraft.

Residents should note that the date and time for this activity are 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 RAAF Williamtown flying activities, members of the community are encouraged to contact 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362) and ask to be connected to RAAF Base Williamtown, or log on to the website to receive updates on Classic Hornet/Hawk aircraft flying activities: https://aircraftnoisemap.airforce.gov.au/assets/site.html?394#base/1/region/86

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)