Air Force Super Hornets conduct training over Evans Head Air Weapons Range

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F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from RAAF Amberley will conduct operational training at Evans Head Air Weapons Range, near Evans Head Township on Friday, 13 March from 10.30am to 5pm.
 
No. 82 Wing aircrew will conduct low passes throughout the day. The Defence Practice overwater areas will not be closed for this activity.
 
Officer Commanding No. 82 Wing Group Captain Stephen Chappell advised aircrew will also conduct low level flying during each mission within the range airspace.
 
“Local residents are advised access to the range (land areas) remains restricted regardless of any activities being conducted.
 
“This is due to the historical use of the range and the possibility of unexploded ordnance remaining at the site,” Group Captain Chappell said.
 
The Evans Head Air Weapons Range Community Advisory Panel has been advised of these activities. The group comprises representatives from the local Aboriginal community, local emergency services, council, local business and local residents.
 
For further information and a copy of the overwater DPA map and GPS co-ordinates please refer to the Defence Aircraft Noise website and navigate to Ops Near Me and then navigate to the Evans Head tab.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).