RAAF Super Hornet to conduct divert to Cairns International Airport

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The Royal Australian Air Force would like to advise the Cairns community they may see an F/A-18F Super Hornet from 1SQN flying in the region between 2.20pm – 3.30pm on Thursday 8 October 2020.
1SQN is currently operating the Super Hornets in Townsville until 16 October 2020 participating in Exercise Nigrum Pugio, an ADF Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) requalification activity held at the Townsville Field Training Area.  
As part of the training, a single Super Hornet will divert to the Cairns Airport. This diversion is an essential part of pilot training on fast-jet aircraft as it assists pilots in landing at different airfields in all weather conditions.
DATE:                         Thursday, 8 October 2020

TIME:                           2:20pm – 3:30pm
VENUE:                        Cairns Airport
Residents should note that the date and time for this activity are subject to variables including weather and operational availability.
Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military activity, and Air Force appreciates the support of the North Queensland community during training 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)