A SQUADRON of fighter jets returning to New South Wales after completing a training exercise in north Queensland will make a brief stop on the Gold Coast tomorrow.
Eight Hawk 127s will touchdown at Gold Coast Airport sometime between 9:30am and 11am on Friday to refuel.
The aircraft are on transit from Exercise High Sierra in Townsville to RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle, New South Wales.
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The Hawk 127 is primarily used for lead in fighter training to prepare aircrew for operational conversions to the F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
Exercise High Sierra has just completed and was being staged out of RAAF Base Townsville and is the final training exercise for pilots graduating from Number 2 Operational Conversion Unit. No. 2OCU Squadron operates out of RAAF Base Williamtown.