F-35A Lightning II diversion training at RAAF Base Richmond

F-35A Lightning II aircraft from RAAF Williamtown’s No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit will conduct diversion training at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales.

All flying activities are conducted within strict safety and operational guidelines.

Residents are advised this activity will be conducted on Thursday 03 August 2023 during the morning and afternoon.

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. 

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

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


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

Flying schedule

  • F-35A Lightning II aircraft will conduct diversion training at RAAF Base Richmond
  • Thursday 03 August 2023 - During the morning and afternoon