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.