Hornet jet night flying at Williamtown RAAF Base

Night flying operations involving F/A-18 Hornet and E-7A Wedgetail aircraft will be done at Williamtown RAAF Base during the next week.

Williamtown residents, and those in surrounding suburbs, are being advised that the aircraft will be flying at night between March 6 and 8 then again between March 12 and 14.

Up to eight F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Number 77 Squadron will take to the skies until about 11pm each night of the flying operation, which the Department of Defence said was “essential” training.

Between March 6 and 8, the flying operations will be supported by up to two E-7A Wedgetail aircraft until 11pm each night, except for the night of March 7 when aircraft activity will continue until about 11.30pm.

For further information on RAAF Williamtown flying activities, members of the community are encouraged to contact 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362) and ask to be connected to RAAF Base Williamtown or log on to the website to receive updates on Hawk/Hornet aircraft night flying activities.