RAAF Completes its Final F/A-18A/B Hornet Operational Conversion Course


No. 2 Operation Conversion Unit is conducting Exercise High Sierra 19-2 from RAAF Base Townsville from 18 November to 05 December 2019.

Exercise High Sierra represents the last three weeks of the 6 month long F/A-18 operational conversion course (OPCON) that converts fighter pilots from the Hawk Mk127 Lead-in-fighter aircraft to the F/A-18 Hornet.

Exercise High Sierra 19 is the last OPCON for the F/A-18 Hornet before the withdrawal of the aircraft from the RAAF in 2021.

Australian Department of Defence

November 21, 2019