F-35A Lightning II aircraft continues display practice over Northern side of Port Stephens

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A single F-35A Lightning II aircraft will conduct handling display practice in a specifically designated airspace over the northern side of Port Stephens near Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens areas.
DATE:           Monday 25 October - Morning
                      Tuesday 26 October -Morning
                      Wednesday 27 October - Afternoon
                      Thursday 28 October - Morning
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.  The display pilot is developing a new handling display for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft and it requires extensive practice to ensure the display is correct
All display practice activities are conducted within strict safety and operational guidelines.
Display practice has been conducted over the area last week, and may continue next week at the similar times.
Fast jet aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown use the airspace around the northern edge of Port Stephens as a designated display practice area. 
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.
Members of the public can access further information regarding aircraft noise on the Defence Aircraft Noise website, or by calling 1800 033 200.
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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