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.


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.