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Originally posted by Havick007
Here ya go......
This should answer your questions...
The Age - Melbourne
Black Hawks to train over Melbourne
Shadows from the sky will cross over Melbourne streets next week as Army Black Hawk helicopters take to the sky for routine helicopter training exercises.
From Monday to March 24, Black Hawk helicopters will fly over the city and suburban areas during the day and night
Australian Army's 6th Aviation Regiment will conduct the helicopter training operations to ensure pilots are well trained for flying in all conditions.
Advertisement: Story continues below The Department of Defence said Melbourne residents may notice some increased noise from the flights with flying to cease by 11.00 pm each day.
The training will be conducted around Melbourne and specific training activities will take place at Fort Gellibrand, Williamstown and Watsonia, Olympic Park, Fishermans Bend, Melbourne Airport, the Docklands stadium, HMAS Cerberus and the Melbourne.
On a personal note, back when i was in the Navy, stationed at HMAS Cerberus we used to see Blackhawks flying around every day. Cerberus isnt really that far from Melbourne.
The Clearance Divers and BM's used to do ''fast ropping'' from them from about 50 metres from the ground, was an awesome sight. Seeing them fast rope down without harness's!!
Sorry i just realised that article from The Age is back from 2009... Duh!!
Although it seems looking at Google, they seem to have similar training excersises every year around this time. Although the ADF website doesnt list and current training excersises......
ADF - Current Training Ops
But here are some recent clips from Melbourne of the BlackHawks -
edit on 21-3-2011 by Havick007 because: (no reason given)
3AW - Blackhawk Tour in Melbourne - March 2011
Our daily pictorial parade, featuring striking and unusual photos from around the world.
3AW was on board for one of the Australian Army Blackhawk training sessions (Images: Ben Wise)