Australia’s next generation of fighter pilots will travel home from Townsville after the completion of Exercise High Sierra 19.
High Sierra represents the last three weeks of the F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet operational conversion course and the trainees’ return to RAAF Williamtown signifies the final flight before graduation.
To acknowledge the achievement, up to 12 aircraft from No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU) will conduct a low formation flight overhead RAAF Williamtown before landing.
The six trainees from this course will be the last RAAF pilots to graduate flying the Classic Hornet before 2OCU transition to operating the F-35A Lightning II.
DATE: Thursday, 5 December
TIME: Around midday