Operation Pitch Black 2016

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Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Tue May 24, 2016 5:08 pm

This year is going to be my first and cant wait it.
The Nations represented will include: Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Canada, France (New Caledonia), Germany, Netherlands and Turkey

Still no news on Aircraft
Boeing 737-400 - 737-700 737-800 767-300 -747-400 - 787-800 Dreamliner
Airbus A320-200
Warbirds CA25 Winjeel Nangchang CJ6
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:28 pm

Flypast & Handling Display
Mindil Beach, Darwin
5-6pm Thursday 11 August 2016

Several Australian and international military aircraft will be performing flypasts at Mindil Beach, followed by a RAAF F/A-18 Hornet handling display (subject to operational availability)

Pitch Black Open Day
RAAF Base Darwin
9am-4pm Saturday 13 August 2016

Free family event! Get up close and personal with Australian and international military aircraft.

Food stalls
Rides
Interactive exhibits and activities
Puppies and military dog displays
Air Force Band performance
(No ATM facilities on site. Glass bottles not permitted. Smoke- and alcohol-free event. No animals allowed on site, unless registered assistance dogs.)
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:31 pm

Exercise Pitch Black flying activity will commence after 9.00am and cease before 11.00pm weekdays. There is no exercise mission flying scheduled on weekends. A small number of international aircraft departures may occur on Saturday 6 August at 9.00am.
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:36 pm

Exercise Pitch Black 2016 details
• A three week, biennial international exercise
• From 29 July to 19 August 2016
• Flying activity: 9am - 11pm, Monday – Friday
• Aircraft will begin arriving from 11 July and depart over the weekend following the exercise.
• The exercise will use airspace over Bradshaw Training Area and Delamere Air Weapons
Range to practice large formation offensive and counter air and offensive air support
operations.
• The exercise will involve day and night flying from Darwin and Tindal, as well as a number of
land elements in each location.
• Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of
military flying.
• Exercise Pitch Black is a major boost for the Northern Territory economy. Pitch Black 2014
contributed $25 million to the local economy and this year’s exercise is expected to exceed
that.
• Exercise Pitch Black recognises the strong relationship Australia has with its participant
nations and the high value it places on regional security and fostering closer ties throughout
the Asia Pacific region.
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:19 pm

RSAF F15SGs and RSAF Herc has arrived in Darwin as of today
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:46 pm

RSAF F16s Arrived Yesterday
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:21 am

USAF F16CM & DMs Arrived Yesterday
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:11 am

Here it is
RAAF Darwin
Royal Australian Air Force: F/A-18F Super Hornet, F/A-18A Classic Hornet, AP-3C Orion, C-130J Hercules, C-17A Globemaster and Combat Control Teams
Republic of Singapore Air Force: F-16D, F-15SG, KC-135, G-550
Royal Thai Air Force: F-16
TNI-AU (Indonesian Air Force): F-16
United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF): F-16
FANC (France – New Caledonia): CN-235
RAAF Tindal
Royal Australian Air Force: F/A-18A Classic Hornet, E-7A Wedgetail, PC-9A, HERON UAV, TPS-77 Tactical Air Defence Radar System
Royal Canadian Air Force: C-130HT
United States Marine Corps: F/A-18C/D, KC-130J
RAAF Townsville
Royal Australian Air Force: KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Cameron Reynolds » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:35 am

Operation Pitch Black is a Go from Today
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Michael G » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:17 am

Cameron Reynolds wrote:Operation Pitch Black is a Go from Today


Enjoy, and thanks for the updates :D
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Rick.nl » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:19 pm

Hi all, does any of you dk serial numbers at all?
I'm heading up next week and was wondering if you then was willing to share that.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Operation Pitch Black 2016

Postby Richard Siudak » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:42 am

see under Darwin Movements for the list of Pitch Black 2016 participants to date
My bad!
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