F-35A Lightning II conducts training over Evans Head Air Weapons Range

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The Royal Australian Air Force wishes to remind residents of planned F-35A Lightning II training activities from 10 – 21 May 2021 over Evans Head Air Weapons Range (EVDAWR) south of Evans Head Township on the north coast of New South Wales.

The activities schedule has changed – Number Two Operational Conversion Unit will conduct training from 10-14 May. The second week of flying will only occur if required. 

For safety reasons, the Southern DPA (overwater) will be closed from 10am to 5pm during those weeks of F-35A operations. Defence personnel will display red flags whenever live firing activities are conducted and carry out patrols to ensure people don’t stray into the area.

DATE:                         10 – 14 May 2021; 17 - 21 May 2021- only if required 

TIME:                           10am – 5pm range closed – includes overwater area

VENUE:                        Evans Head Air Weapons Range

IMAGERY:                  http://images.defence.gov.au/s20202678

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)