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RAAF Base Pearce

Flying Operations

There are a number of military flying training areas around RAAF Base Pearce (Low Flying Operations). Military Airspace in the vicinity of Perth extends north approximately 73 nautical miles, 85 nautical miles south and 100 nautical miles west of RAAF Base Pearce.

There are two air-to-ground weapons ranges associated with RAAF Base Pearce.

Muchea Air Weapons Range

The Muchea Air Weapons Range (AWR) is located approximately 35 kilometres north of Perth. The Range was established during the Second World War and is currently used for bombing practice and training aircrew instructors. It is also host to a small arms range and is used by the Army for other training activities including air to ground gunnery, driver training and general field training.

Lancelin Defence Training Area

Lancelin Defence Training Area is one of Defence’s many gazetted training areas that is used by the Australian Defence Force and other foreign defence forces for weapons training. Foreign defence forces, including the US Navy, have made use of Australian training areas on many past occasions.

Gin Gin Airfield

RAAF Base Pearce uses Gin Gin Airfield, located 30 kilometres north of Pearce, regularly for training purposes.