RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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Helitak_670 wrote:It is the Fugro survey aircraft VH-WGT I think it is.
Either that or it is the training aircraft for the Hawk127 it puts out a drone out the back and they lock on to it.

dont quote me but that is another idea of what it could be.
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It's a survey aircraft. Sometimes called the 'flying Hills hoist' because of the wire antennas that go from wingtip to nose and tail. Goes slightly faster than a tractor, and is about as aerodynamic as one!

Probably the one referred to in this NOTAM:

LOW LEVEL AERIAL SVY

IN AREA 10 TO 30 NM WEST OF NEW NORCIA BOUNDED BY LINES JOINING S30 45 E115 40, S30 45 E116 00, S31 00 E116 00, S31 00 E115 40 AND S30 45 E115 40.

ACFT VH-TEM WILL FLY AT 400 FT AGL AND WILL BE TOWING RECORDING DEVICE 300 FT BEHIND AND 50 FT BLW THE ACFT. ACFT WILL MAINTAIN LISTENING WATCH ON APPLICABLE AREA FREQ BUT IS UNABLE TO TRANS WHILST ON SVY RUNS UNLESS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR IF URGENT RESPONSE IS REQUIRED.

Quite an unusual sight!
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Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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So is it RAAF or private?
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allycat wrote:So is it RAAF or private?
It's not RAAF, it's a FUGRO survey aircraft.

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Helitak_670 wrote:It is the Fugro survey aircraft VH-WGT I think it is.
VH-TEM

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Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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The last ever parachute drop from a RAAF C130H was done over Ocean Reef yesterday - heard the pilot announce it! The RAAF is retiring the H model at the end of this month.
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Rumoured to be an RAAF 26 plane 'Thunderbird' formation over Perth, Fremantle, Rottnest etc 15:50 today
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Well it was on the radio news this morning with a RAAF person detailing what was going to happen.
"VKI, NJ050 will you be attending the job?"
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Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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Interesting Freqs and who they belong to (Might come in handy with the training in perth)

http://www.swld.com.au/pages/aus_raaf_c ... _CALLSIGNS__

If anyone wants the RAAF fire tower (for all aus) its 398.475
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Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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Chinook helicopter flying over Swanbourne today.Not a sight you see very often.
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bogged wrote: . . . If anyone wants the RAAF fire tower (for all aus) its 398.475
The frequency's official title is:-

Fire Control Network (FCN)

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ADF training near Perth and surrounds
Up to three US military MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will fly in and around Perth, Western Australia, as part of joint training activity being conducted by the Australian and US Defence Forces in May and June 2016.

The aircraft will be stationed at RAAF Base Pearce, and fly to the ADF’s Bindoon Training Area and other locations around Perth.

The purpose of this activity is to provide personnel with realistic training environments and scenarios in built-up areas. This exercise is part of the regular training program and residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring.

The training activities are designed to provide a realistic test of ADF skills and to ensure the ADF maintains the highest level of capability to respond, where required, to support Australia’s national interests.


The training involves low flying, which can generate some unavoidable noise. Noise will be mitigated by the choice of flying routes and locations.

Defence acknowledges that these activities may result in possible disturbances to local residents, however, wherever possible, the ADF seeks to minimise this disruption.
I saw them flying over Herdsman Lake on Thursday
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Read in a couple of spots that apparently there is a largish deployment of F-18 Hornets currently at RAAF Pearce
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Re: RAAF Noteworthy Movements

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Seen a RAN Seahawk flying low over Perth suburbs this morning and yesterday. FlightRadar24 shows a callsign of Tiger04
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