RAAF weapons training in Muchea this week

Expect more air noise in the area than usual this week.
Expect more air noise in the area than usual this week.

Until Friday, the activity will be conducted at RAAF Base Pearce (Muchea) Air Weapons Range between 8am and 4pm.

Residents living in Bullsbrook and Muchea areas have been told to expect noise consistently throughout this period during the day.

79 Squadron Commanding Officer Wing Commander Graham Williams said practice bombing was an extremely important skill for fighter pilots to attain and maintain.

“The Air Force has a responsibility to ensure fighter pilots have the necessary fundamental skills for air-to-ground operations,” Wg Cdr Williams said.

“The fundamentals of these skills are taught at RAAF Base Pearce.

“RAAF is grateful to the local residents for their understanding during this training.’’

Entry on to the range was prohibited due to the dangers around unexploded bombs, or projectiles.

“All members of the public are warned it is dangerous to handle unexploded bombs or projectiles,” Wg Cdr Williams said.

“If people find what they suspect is an unexploded device, please do not touch it and notify the nearest police station or military establishment of its location.”

Any queries about range activation or unexploded ordnance should go to the Base Armament Manager on 9571 7548.