RAAF Hawk Aircraft Support Specialised On-ground Training At Salt Ash Air Weapons Range Port Stephens Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 8, 2021 A Hawk 127 lead in fighter A27-10 over Port Stephens NSW. A SINGLE Royal Australian Air Force Hawk Lead-In Fighter aircraft from No. 76 Squadron will return to Salt Ash Air Weapons Range to conduct training in support of Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and Forward Air Controller (Airborne). The training will be conducted between 6–10 September and 14–15 September 2021. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] 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 https://www.airforce.gov.au/operations/flying-operations or https://aircraftnoisemap.airforce.gov.au/assets/site.html?806#base/1.