Single F/A-18A/B Hornet to conduct training at Richmond RAAF

A single F/A-18A/B Hornet from RAAF Base Williamtown will conduct instrument training into Richmond RAAF base today (Thursday).

Defence has informed residents the aircraft  will conduct instrument training into Richmond at about 10.30 to 11am.

“The aircraft will conduct an instrument landing approach as part of pilot familiarisation training,” a Defence statement said. 

“An Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach assists pilots to land at night or in poor weather conditions.  The ability to land at alternate airfields is an essential part of pilot training on fast-jet aircraft.

“Residents should note that the date and time for this activity are subject to variables including weather and operational availability, and may change.

“Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military activity, and air force appreciates the ongoing support of the community during these training activities.”

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