Air Force brings Hercules planes to Ballina for training A pair of Air Force C 130J Hercules transport aircraft will conduct training around Ballina on September 17, 2015.
Photo contributed CPL Veronica McKennaBetween 3.15pm and 4pm, the two aircraft will conduct low flying activity down to an altitude of 75m above ground level, as well as flying approaches to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. This activity is subject to operational availability and weather, and may be cancelled at short notice. It is part of a training course to prepare the next generation of Hercules aircrew for future operations. Flight Lieutenant Steven Andrews, a C 130J Qualified Flying Instructor at RAAF Base Richmond in Sydney, said it was a six month training course. "On completion of their initial pilot training at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia, the C 130J student pilots begin their training in a C 130J cockpit simulator," he said. "Once the students demonstrate in the simulator they can operate cheap ray ban glasses the aircraft safely, we bring them ray ban wayfarer glasses into the anteojos ray ban real Hercules, initially flying around RAAF Base Richmond. "We then expand the student area of training to include airfields like Ballina to test their ability to apply newly learned flying skills in unfamiliar environments. It can carry up to 20 tonnes of cargo or more than 120 passengers, and is crewed by two pilots and a loadmaster.
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