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Flying Operations

Overview

We acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

RAAF Base Pearce is named in honour of Sir George Foster Pearce PC KC VO (1870-1952) who was the serving Minister for Defence in 1934 when land was acquired and the construction of Pearce planned. Pearce is the only continuously active Air Force Base in Western Australia, and is located adjacent to the town of Bullsbrook, about 45kms North East of Perth.

RAAF Base Pearce is currently home to No 2 Flying Training School, No 79 Squadron, No 130 - Squadron Royal Singaporean Air Force, No 25 (City of Perth) Squadron, Estate and Infrastructure Group - Pearce, No 453 Squadron Detachment Pearce, Joint Health Unit - WA, 3 Security Force Squadron and No 7 Wing Australian Air Force Cadets.

Pearce is one of the busiest RAAF Bases with over 100,000 aircraft movements annually.

Overview of RAAF Pearce


All flying areas

Pearce flying areas


R153ABCD

PTA Zulu, Eastern Low Flying Area (ELFA) and the Pearce Terminal Manoeuvring Area (PEA TMA).

R153ABCD

Events

  • Frequent Flying - Morning, Afternoon: 02-05 May 22
  • Infrequent Flying - Evenings: 02-05 May 22

Pearce CIRA / R155

Flying in Pearce Airspace region normally consists of instrument approaches and circuit "touch and go" practice and could include any of the type of aircraft based at RAAF Base Pearce. This type of training is critical for the pilots and crews in maintaining currency and expertise in operating aircraft around an airfield. It also provides excellent training for Air Traffic Controllers.

Flying in R155 includes a wide range of activities including but not limited to departure from and arrival to Pearce, advanced aircraft handling, instrument flying, navigation, low level flying and formation training.

R153ABCD

Events

  • Frequent Flying - Morning, Afternoon: 02-05 May 22
  • Infrequent Flying - Evenings: 02-05 May 22

O Water Alpha / R165

Flying in R165 includes a wide range of activities including but A small satellite airfield North of Pearce used for circuit training.not limited to departure from and arrival to Pearce, advanced aircraft handling, instrument flying, navigation and formation training.

O Water Alpha / R165

Events

  • Frequent Flying - Morning, Afternoon: 02-05 May 22
  • Infrequent Flying - Evenings: 02-05 May 22

Muchea Bombing Range

Muchea Bombing Range


Golf / R162

Flying in R162 includes a wide range of activities including but not limited to departure from and arrival to Pearce, advanced aircraft handling, instrument flying, navigation and formation training.

Golf / R162 Flying Area

Events

  • Infrequent Flying - Evenings: 02-05 May 22

Echo & Foxtrot / R192 A-F

Echo & Foxtrot / R192 A-F Flying Area


Delta / R168AB

Delta / R168AB is bounded to the East by the WA coast line, its Western boundary is approximately 100nm from Pearce out to sea, its Southern boundary is near Lancelin and Norther boundary is near Jurien Bay.

The area is used for medium to high level fighter evasion skills training and and occasional formation flying training.

Delta / R168AB


Bravo, Charlie / R156

Flying in R156 includes a wide range of activities including but not limited to departure from and arrival to Pearce, advanced aircraft handling, instrument flying, navigation and formation training.

Bravo, Charlie / R156

Events

  • Frequent Flying - Morning, Afternoon: 02-05 May 22
  • Infrequent Flying - Evenings: 02-05 May 22

Points of interest: RAAF Pearce Location

Points of interest: RAAF Pearce Location


Points of interest: RAAF Gingin

A small satellite airfield North of Pearce used for circuit training.

Points of interest: RAAF Gingin