Williamtown RAAF practise formation

A No. 3 Squadron F/A-18 Hornet touches down at RAAF Base.
A No. 3 Squadron F/A-18 Hornet touches down at RAAF Base.

THREE Hawk 127 jets from Number 76 Squadron will be conducting formation manoeuvring overhead Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown on Friday, 24 June.

The flying will take place at approximately 12:00pm in support of Number 50 and 51 Introductory Fighter Course graduations and Number 76 Squadron Family Day activities.

The aircraft will form Echelon, Victory and Arrowhead formations including a ‘bomb burst’.

A solo Hawk 127 will then separate from the flying formation and conduct an aerial display over the Base before joining the remaining jets to conduct a simulated ‘airfield attack’.

The solo handling display will be conducted at 200 metres above ground level and fly at speeds up to 1000km/h.

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In addition, a formation of up to six aircraft will conduct a low ‘initial and pitch’ during the same flying sequence.

Residents should note that these dates and times are subject to change due to operational requirements. Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military activity. Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the Port Stephens community during these training activities.

For further information on Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown flying activities, members of the community are encouraged to ring Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown on 1800 033 200.

 

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