The final northern bare base to be constructed for the RAAF, Scherger completes a series of strategic outposts reaching from Learmonth in Western Australia to the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. Scherger is designed for operational units to move into existing facilities at little or no notice, in the event of defence requirements or for exercises.
Australia’s Department of Defence has commenced the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for its F-35A Lightning II aircraft (commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter). More information about how to be involved and have your say is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/AirCraftNoise/Environment/F35EIS.asp or contact 1800 830 205
When flying, Air Force pilots and crews operate the aircraft in a way that minimises aircraft noise. Air Force has an honest and open approach about the noise experienced by residents living near our bases and training areas. Detailed information about aircraft noise, including Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) maps, is available at the Defence Aircraft Noise website or contact 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).