F-35A Lightning II conducts display practice over RAAF Base Williamtown - 18-20 October 2021

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A single F-35A Lightning II aircraft will conduct handling display practice over northern side of Port Stephens in the Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest area next Monday to Wednesday (18 to 20 October).
DATE:           Monday 18 October to Wednesday 20 October 2021
TIME:            Monday 10am -11am; Tuesday – 9.30am – 10.30am; Wednesday – 9.30am – 10.30am
LOCATION:  Northern side of Port Stephens, Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest area
The pilot is conducting important practice in preparation for a handling 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.
Display practice could continue into next week at similar times if further practice is 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.
Members of the public can access further information regarding aircraft noise and SAAWR operations on the Defence Aircraft Noise website and on the Flying Operations page respectively, or by calling 1800 033 200.
Imagery of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft can be found on the Defence Image Library.
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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