Australian Army Black Hawk helicopters will fly in the area around HMAS Albatross, HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay and Nowra during the last week of June and the first week of July 2016, as part of annual training conducted by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The aircraft will be stationed at HMAS Albatross, and will be training at Jervis Bay, HMAS Creswell and utilise civilian infrastructure in the vicinity of Nowra.
The training involves low flying, which may generate some unavoidable noise for short periods of time. Wherever possible, any noise disturbances will be minimised by the choice of flying routes and activity locations. Certain parts of the training will also involve the use of blank ammunition and other pyrotechnics. Residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring.
The purpose of this exercise is to provide personnel with realistic training environments and scenarios in built-up areas. The training is being conducted to ensure the ADF maintains the highest level of capability to respond, where required, to support national interests.
The ADF would like to thank local residents and businesses for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.