F-35A Lightning II aircraft to deploy to RAAF Base Townsville

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Up to eight Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from No. 81 Wing will conduct training at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland from 11 to 29 July 2022. Normally operating from RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales the aircraft are conducting essential operational training at other locations while Newcastle Airport undergoes significant runway works.
DATE:                         Monday 11 to Friday 29 July 2022
TIME:                          Day time flying only
VENUE:                      RAAF Base Townsville, QLD
Flying is subject to change, including short notice cancellation 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. Aircrew will aim to operate in a manner that minimises noise and disruption to the community when flying near residential areas.
Air Force appreciates the ongoing support from the Townsville community.
Members of the community seeking further information are invited to call 1800 033 200.
Further information about the F-35A Lightning II can be found on our Technology page
Imagery of the F-35A Lightning II 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)

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