Changes to F/A-18F Super Hornet operations at Evans Head Air Weapons Range

Air Force fast jet aircraft have spent the past few weeks operating on the range, and have identified the need to extend training by a week.

Fast jet military aircraft will conduct gunnery, bombing operations and low-level flying during each mission within the range airspace.

The range southern overwater area will be closed from 10am to 6pm for the duration of the activities.

RAAF squadrons need to conduct essential air combat training to ensure operational preparedness, currency and proficiency objectives are met.  Training activities, involving lasers, can involve up to two waves/day of application pattern and live strafe. 

Air Force appreciates the ongoing contribution and long standing support from the local Evans Head community.

Flying is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables such as air traffic control requirements, weather, and operational availability.

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military flying.

For Super Hornet images go to the Defence Image Gallery. 

Further information about the Super Hornet can be found on our Aircraft page

For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).

Flying schedule

  • Air Force has advised changes to timings for the next two weeks of planned operations at Evans Head Air Weapons Range (EVDAWR), south of Evans Head township on the north coast of New South Wales.
  • 7-10 November - Up to 10pm
  • 16-18 November – 10am to 6pm