No. 77 Squadron farewells F/A-18A/B Hornet

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The Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 77 Squadron will farewell the F/A-18A/B Hornet with a series of flying displays over the Williamtown, Newcastle and Port Stephens communities, from 7 to 11 December 2020.
 
DATE AND TIME:    
 
7 December 2020 :
- Four aircraft formation at 10.00am over Nobby’s Beach (Newcastle), and a single aircraft handling display at 2.00pm over Nobby’s Beach and Birubi Beach (Port Stephens).
 
8 December 2020 :
- Four aircraft formation at 10.00am over Birubi Beach (Port Stephens), and a single aircraft handling display at 2.00pm over Fighter World Museum and Nobby’s Beach (Newcastle).
 
9 December 2020 :
- Four aircraft formation at 10.00am over Fighter World Museum.
- Up to two F/A-18A/B Hornets will conduct a handling display at 2.30pm at Redhead Beach, including a fly-over of Tuggerah Lake and Lake Macquarie.
 
10 December 2020 :
- Single aircraft handling display by the Worimi-painted F/A-18A Hornet at 10.00am over RAAF Base Williamtown.
- A four aircraft formation at 2.00pm over Nobby’s Beach (Newcastle).
 
11 December 2020 – Eight aircraft formation flight over the region covering Nelson Bay, Medowie, Raymond Terrace and Newcastle, followed by a four aircraft formation display at 10.30am over RAAF Base Williamtown.
 
 
VENUE:                       Nobby’s Beach can be accessed via Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle.
 
                                    Birubi Beach can be accessed via James Paterson Street, Port Stephens.
 
                                    Fighter World Museum is located at 49 Medowie Road, Williamtown.
 
IMAGERY:                  Imagery of No. 77 Squadron’s F/A-18A/B Hornets can be found here.
 
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 activities, and Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the Williamtown, Newcastle and Port Stephens communities during these 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)