A flypast by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will form part of a ceremony for the official opening of the Campbell Barracks Redevelopment Project in Swanbourne.
A formation involving a single Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter from nearby RAAF Base Pearce, and a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, will overfly Campbell Barracks at about 2pm, Friday, 11 May 2018.
The aircraft will overfly the barracks from south to north at no lower than 150m above ground level.
The flypast is subject to variables including weather, air traffic control, operational availability and may be subject to cancellation at short notice.
Powered by four turboprop engines, the C-130J Hercules is utilised by Defence to support deployments and operations both at home and abroad. It is capable of landing on short, semi-prepared runways and airdropping cargo. Alternatively it can be used for aeromedical evacuation or Search and Rescue missions.
The Hawk 127 provides the RAAF with a jet training capability for aircrew who will then progress to larger and more complicated fighter aircraft such as the F/A-18A and B Hornet, or F/A-18F Super Hornet.
The Campbell Barracks Redevelopment Project in Swanbourne will ensure the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) is equipped with modern, flexible, purpose-built facilities and infrastructure essential to supporting the unit’s vital national mission.
The Project cost $223.5 million and is on track to be completed in 2019.
The SASR is an Australian Army special operations unit providing the Australian Government with unique capabilities in support of the national interest.