Exercise High Sierra conducted from 14 June to 2 July represents the last three weeks of the F/A‑18 operational conversion course, which converts fighter pilots from the Hawk Mk127 Lead-in-fighter aircraft to the F/A‑18 Hornet.
|Three PC9 Forward Air Control aircraft from No.4 Squadron return to RAAF Base Townsville in formation.|
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Eight pilots from No. 2 Operational Conversion Squadron, part of the RAAF’s Air Combat Group at RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales, are put through their paces during the Exercise prior to graduation.
More than 150 Air Force personnel, F/A‑18 Hornet fighter jets, PC9 forward air control support aircraft and Mk127 Hawk lead-in fighters will be at RAAF Base Townsville supporting the Exercise.
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