Hornet aircraft to conduct diversion training into RAAF Base Richmond

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Up to six F/A-18A/B aircraft will conduct diversion training into RAAF Base Richmond on Tuesday 24 July, Thursday 26 July and again between Monday 30 July and Thursday 2 August 2018. The aircraft will be operating at low level in the vicinity of the airport between the hours of approximately 6.15pm – 8.15pm.

The aircraft will be carrying out instrument landing approach training and touch-and-go operations. 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 the Hornet aircraft.

Residents should note that the date and time for this activity are subject to variables including weather and operational availability, and may change.

The activity is being conducted by Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU), which is the RAAF’s Hornet training squadron where junior pilots progress through their operational conversion training.

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 Hawk/Hornet aircraft flying activities – see https://aircraftnoisemap.airforce.gov.au/assets/site.html?245#base/5/poi...

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)