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Lightnings to soar over Evans Head

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The skies above Evans Head will be busier this week because of Royal Australian Air Force training.

The planned F-35A Lightning II training activities will be seen and heard over Evans Head air weapons range on May 10–21.

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Jets set: Royal Australian Air Force training will see planes in the sky this month.

Number Two Operational Conversion Unit will conduct training from May 10-14 with the second week of flying happening if needed.

For safety reasons, the Southern Defence Practice Area (overwater) will be closed from 10am–5pm during the 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.

Richmond River Independent 12 May 2021

This article appeared in the Richmond River Independent, 12 May 2021.

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