Fastjet aircraft to conduct diversion to RAAF Base Richmond

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Up to six F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft from No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit will conduct diversion training into RAAF Base Richmond on the 29 and 30 July, from approximately 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 
 
The aircraft will conduct instrument approaches and ‘touch and go’ landings as part of the final phase of fighter training for aircrew.
 
Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach training is an essential part of pilot training on fastjet aircraft as it assists pilots to land at different airfields in all weather conditions.
 
Residents should note that the date and time for this activity are subject to variables including weather and operational availability, and may change. We request that local residents do not call RAAF Base Richmond directly for updated timings.
 
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 Hawkesbury community during these training activities.
 
DATE:                          29 - 30 July 2019

TIME:                           6.30pm – 8.30pm
 
VENUE:                       RAAF Base Richmond

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)