Air Force fast jet operations at Evans Head Air Weapons Range - July to November 2021

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Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircrew from RAAF Base Amberley, and F-35A Lightning II pilots from RAAF Base Williamtown utilise the Evans Head Air Weapons Range (EVDAWR) south of Evans Head, NSW for gunnery and bombing practice. The planned range usage windows for July to November 2021 are:
Start date
End date
6 August
6 August
F/A-18F and EA-18G
17 August
29 August
6 September
21 September
F/A-18F and EA-18G
27 September
8 October
F/A-18F and EA-18G
19 October
21 October
8 November
12 November
EVDAWR will not be utilised every day within these windows; precise dates and times will be determined in order to best meet the training objectives. Training will involve up to two waves per day conducting activities such as live strafing and bombing practice involving lasers and low-level flying.
For safety reasons, the Southern Defence Practice Area (overwater) will be closed from 10am to 5pm during all operations except where specifically indicated. And the range (land areas) remains restricted regardless of any activities being conducted.
A copy of the overwater EVDAWR Defence Practice Area map and GPS co-ordinates are available from the Defence website here.
Flying is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables including air traffic control requirements, weather and other aviation considerations.
Noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities. 
Air Force appreciates the support of the community during these important training activities.
Images of the F-35A are available here, and the F/A-18F here.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)

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