THE Air Force has warned locals will see and hear more aircraft as Hercules pilots complete some of their final training sessions across the North West.
The C-130J Hercules aircraft will be conducting night and weekend training missions until Wednesday across the Burren Junction and Walcha areas.
The flying exercises will take place between 1pm and into the evening until 12.30am each day, including weekend flying.
The activity will involve a variety of airdrop operations, tactical airfield landings, formation and low-level flight.
The defence department said the Tactical Training Exercise is the culmination of six months of C-130J Hercules training for a cadre of instructors, co-pilots, and loadmasters.
It’s part of the No. 37 Squadron Tactical Training Exercise and comprises the final missions before members will apply their skills on real operations around the world.
The department said individual trainees have spent over 100 hours in simulation before validating skills on live training missions.