F-35A Lightning II aircraft to utilise Salt Ash Air Weapons Range

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Up to two No. 77 Squadron F-35A Lightning II will conduct strafing activity at the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range.
 
DATE:                         Thursday 7th or Friday 8th October 2021
 
TIME:                          Thursday approximately 2pm to 4pm; or
                                    Friday approximately 9am to 12noon
 
LOCATION:                Salt Ash Air Weapons Range
                                    Approximately 6km north-east of RAAF Base Williamtown
 
Residents of Medowie, Salt Ash and Tanilba Bay can expect up to two aircraft to operate in a consistent pattern for the duration of any training activity.
 
These flying activities are highly dependent on weather and operational considerations, and specific dates and times within the window will be determined to best meet capability objectives.
 
All flying 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 and SAAWR operations on the Defence Aircraft Noise website or on the Air Force Flying Activity page respectively, 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 , and the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range on the Defence Aircraft Noise website.

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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