RAAF Hawk aircraft support specialised on-ground training at Salt Ash Air Weapons Range

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A single Royal Australian Air Force Hawk Lead-In Fighter aircraft from 76SQN will return to Salt Ash Air Weapons Range to conduct training in support of Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) training
 
DATE:       06 – 10 September 2021
                  14 – 15 September 2021

JTACs work from forward positions and direct the actions of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations.  Their role is crucial to ensuring the precision application of air power; delivering maximum effect with minimal impact on civilians and civilian infrastructure.
 
Residents living in East Medowie, Salt Ash and Lemon Tree Passage can expect the range to be used consistently over these days.
 
Flying is subject to variables including air traffic control requirements, weather, and operational availability and these times may change.
 
Members of the community seeking further information are invited to call 1800 033 200, or refer to the Aircraft Noise Map. 
 
Imagery of the Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter is available at the Defence Image Gallery.   

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)

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