Hawk 127 night flying operations over Salt Ash Air Weapons Range

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Up to four No. 76 Squadron Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter aircraft will operate over Salt Ash Air Weapons Range.
 
Up to two aircraft will operate over the range for each currency activity and will fly no lower than 640 metres (2100ft) and up to 1524 metres (5000 ft) high.
 
76SQN aircrew are updating close-air-support currency which involves medium-level flying utilising night vision goggles.
 
No. 4 Squadron Joint Terminal Attack Controllers are also taking advantage of the training to maintain their skills and currencies in night-time operations.
 
DATE:                         27-28 May 2020

TIME:                         6.30pm to 8.30pm
 
VENUE:                      Salt Ash Air Weapons Range
 
Air Force has a responsibility to ensure personnel are ready and able to deploy at short notice and this involves necessary night-time close air support training to be employed at SAAWR.
 
Residents should note that the date and time for this activity are subject to variables such as 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 Port Stephens community during these training activities.

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)