Exercise Pitch Black 2024

15 Jul – 01 Aug 2024

12:00am pm - 11:50pm

At Darwin Area & Tindal

Exercise Pitch Black returns to the Northern Territory this year?! ✈️?

Military Exercise Pitch Black 2024 (PBK24) is a major Australian and International military exercise incorporating a wide range of tactical flying activities across northern Australia over the period 15 July to 01 August 2024. Aircraft will be operating from Darwin and Tindal. Pitch Black is always a great opportunity to strengthen relationships with our international mates; and to ensure we continue to work better, together. The exercise is a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise conducted primarily from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal.

Additionally, aircraft of the Australian and International military forces will conduct a flypast overhead Mindil Beach as part of a local community event on the evening of Thursday 18 July. To ensure safety of flight, non-participating aircraft will not be able to take-off or land at Darwin for the duration of the flypast, nor flying operations with the Control Zone during this period (90 minutes duration). Priority flights, such as flights with a declared emergency, or in support of the protection of life and property (MEDEVAC, SAR) shall be facilitated when safe to do so.


12 July 2024, 9:00 am –  2 August 2024, 5:00 pm


2024-07-12 00:00:00
2024-08-02 23:50:00

Receive Monthly Deals, News and Events!

Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive all of the above and more

Choose to Book with the Top End's Local Experts