Fighter jets to refuel at Gold Coast Airport

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.

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