F-35A Lightning II conducts divert training into RAAF Base Darwin

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F-35A Lightning II aircraft from No. 75 Squadron at RAAF Base Tindal, near Katherine will conduct diversion training into RAAF Base Darwin from this week Monday 7 February 2022 to Thursday 17 February 2022. 
DATE:                         7 to 17 February, 2022

TIME:                          Monday to Thursday - Approx. 10.30am landing; 2pm
VENUE:                       RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory
Diversion training is an essential part of training on fast jet aircraft to enable pilots to land at different airfields.
RAAF Base Darwin is a divert airfield for F-35A aircraft based at RAAF Base Tindal.  The training is designed to help familiarise local air traffic control with F-35A operations and safety requirements.
No flying will be conducted on weekends or public holidays.
Please note:  Flying schedules are subject to change 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 activities, and Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the Darwin community during these training activities.
Air Force is committed to adhering to the public health guidelines to minimise transmission of COVID-19.
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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