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.