F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducts display practice over northern side of Port Stephens

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A single F-35A Lightning II aircraft is scheduled to conduct handling display practice in a specifically designated airspace over the northern side of Port Stephens near Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens area.
DATE:                         Wednesday 13 October, Thursday 14 October 2021
TIME:                         Approximately 10.30am to 11.30am
LOCATION:               Northern side of Port Stephens, Tea Gardens and                                               Hawks Nest area
Residents living in the area will be treated to a flying display that has been developed for upcoming air shows.
Fast jet aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown use the airspace around the northern edge of Port Stephens as a designated display practice area.  All display practice activities are conducted within strict safety and operational guidelines.
Residents are advised this activity was conducted on Monday 11 October between 10.30 and 11.30am.  Display practice could continue into next week at the similar times if further activities are required.
The flying activity schedule is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables such as air traffic control, weather and other aviation considerations.
Safety, noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities. Participating aircraft will operate with a view to minimising the impact on the local communities.
Imagery of the F-35A aircraft can be found on the Defence Image Gallery
Information regarding the aircraft is available on our Technology page.  

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)

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