F-35A Lightning II aircraft to land at RAAF Base Richmond

This is part of a series of flying activities adopted in the short term to address restrictions around take-offs and landing for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft while runway works program is underway at RAAF Base Williamtown. 

F-35A squadrons need to conduct essential air combat training to ensure operational preparedness, currency and proficiency objectives are met.

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. Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the community.

Air Force appreciates the ongoing support from the Richmond community.

Further information about the F-35A Lightning II can be found on our Aircraft page.

Imagery of the F-35A Lightning II I available on the Defence Image Gallery

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

Flying schedule

  • Up to six Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown will conduct daily operations at RAAF Base Richmond.
  • 01 November to 09 December 22, weekdays only, Approximately 7.30am to 11.30am