Army Black Hawk helicopters take to Joondalup skies in training exercise

A black hawk army helicopter. Picture: CPL Mark Friend, Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence
A black hawk army helicopter. Picture: CPL Mark Friend, Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

ARMY helicopters are taking to the skies around Joondalup this month.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is conducting training in Perth and the South-West, with Black Hawk helicopters expected to be spotted from the Joondalup area in mid-March.

A Defence spokesman said the police and relevant State and Federal agencies were aware and involved in the training.

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“This routine training is designed to provide a realistic test of ADF skills, working together with State and Federal agencies in the form of emergency response scenarios,” he said.

“Flights will occur in all conditions across urban and rural areas during the afternoon and evening, generally concluding by 11.30pm.

“Some flight paths are necessarily lower than normal and some unavoidable noise may be noticeable for short periods.”

He said they aimed to minimise disruption and residents should not be concerned if they hear or see activities occurring.

People can provide feedback on the training or lodge a noise or low flying complaint by emailing armyaviationnoisecomplaints@defence.gov.au.