Up to five Black Hawk helicopters will fly over Melbourne and surrounding areas during the period from 3 to 13 November 2016 as part of a training exercise.
The exercise will ensure pilots and aircrew are well trained for flying in all conditions across urban and rural areas. Flights will occur during the afternoon and evening generally concluding by approximately 11.30pm.
Some flight paths are necessarily lower than normal and unavoidable noise may be noticeable for short periods. Residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring.
The training is being conducted to ensure the Australian Defence Force maintains the highest level of capability to respond, where required, to support national interests.
The Australian Defence Force acknowledges that these activities may result in possible disturbances to local residents; however, wherever possible, the Australian Defence Force seeks to minimise this disruption.
The Australian Defence Force would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.