F-35A Lightning II aircraft conduct diversion training at Coffs Harbour Airport

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A single Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from No. 77 Squadron will conduct a single circuit over Coffs Harbour airport, NSW.
DATE:                     Wednesday 15 September
TIME:                      Between 10.30am – 11.30am
LOCATION:            Coffs Harbour airport, New South Wales
Please note that this is a training activity, not a scheduled flypast or display, and will proceed at the unit’s discretion, when conditions are best suited to meeting their capability objectives.
The single F-35A will conduct a single circuit over water to the east of Coffs Harbour airport, before continuing on to RAAF Base Williamtown.
Coffs Harbour is a divert airfield for F-35A aircraft and the training is designed to help familiarise local air traffic control with F35 operations and safety requirements.
Diversion training is an essential part of fast jet training, to enable pilots to land at secondary airfields.
Please note: Flying schedules are subject to change due to variables such as air traffic control requirements, weather, and other aviation considerations.
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 our Technology page
Imagery is available on the Defence Image Gallery. 

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).

This flying activity is part of regular training. Flights and timings are changeable to best meet training objectives, they are not a scheduled flypast. This notice is to advise the local community in this area that they may hear some noise. We remind the community that everyone must observe all COVID-19 related health measures in their respective local government areas, including stay at home orders where they are in force.

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