Army Black Hawks to fly over Western Sydney

Up to five Black Hawk helicopters will be conducting flights over the Holsworthy and Londonderry areas from 18 – 22 February as part of a training exercise.

Federal Member for Chifley Ed Husic assures residents not to be alarmed by the increased activity.

“The Army conducts exercises like these periodically to ensure pilots and aircrew are well trained for flying in all conditions,” Mr Husic said.

“They can often be quite loud when passing over the tops of homes, but low flying is a necessary part of their operations.”

Flights will occur during the afternoon and evening, normally not extending later than approximately 11:00 pm.

The training had been designed to have as little impact on residents as possible but some noise may be noticeable.