F-35A Lightning II overhead display RAAF Base Amberley

During the practice display, the F-35A aircraft will fly low within proximity of the RAAF Base Amberley airfield, reaching speeds of up to 1000 kilometres per hour.

Residents are advised all low level flying activities are conducted within strict safety and operational guidelines.

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 aircraft can be found on our Aircraft 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

  • Local residents living near RAAF Base Amberley and Ipswich area are advised a single F-35A Lightning II from No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit will conduct a display practice in preparation for the upcoming Wings Over Illawarra Air Show.
  • 15 minutes duration