RAAF outlines SAAWR flying program for last part of 2021

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RAAF Base Williamtown Hawk Lead-In Fighter aircraft return to the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range (SAAWR) to conduct training for fighter jet aircrew from Monday 25 October and concluding 5 November 2021 excluding weekends.
 
The 76SQN gunnery program is later than normal years due to a change in the training program for 2021.
 
Residents living in East Medowie, Salt Ash and Lemon Tree Passage can expect the range to be used consistently throughout this period.
 
There is currently no further programed training scheduled for F-35A Lightning II aircraft on SAAWR for this year.
 
Aircrew minimise their use of the range and once proficiency has been attained they move onto the next stage of their course.  Air Force has a responsibility to ensure personnel are ready and able to deploy at short notice and this involves necessary air to ground training that is employed at SAAWR.
 
The range schedule can change at short notice due to weather or operational considerations.
 
For further information call 1800 033 200, or refer to the Defence Aircraft Noise website.

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).

This flying activity is part of regular training. Flights and timings are changeable to best meet training objectives, they are not a scheduled flypast. This notice is to advise the local community in this area that they may hear some noise. We remind the community that everyone must observe all COVID-19 related health measures in their respective local government areas, including stay at home orders where they are in force.

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