F-35A aircraft to conduct diversion training at RAAF Base Richmond

Up to three Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II aircraft from No. 3 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown will conduct diversion training into RAAF Base Richmond at around 2.30pm today (Wednesday, August 5).

Air Force fast-jet aircrew regularly undertake diversion training to enable them to land aircraft safely at alternate airfields.

An F-35A Lightning II A35-015 from No. 3 Squadron takes off from RAAF Base Williamtown. Picture: CPL Craig Barrett

An F-35A Lightning II A35-015 from No. 3 Squadron takes off from RAAF Base Williamtown. Picture: CPL Craig Barrett

RAAF Base Richmond is a divert airfield for RAAF Base Williamtown military aircraft in the event they are unable to land at their home base.

All flying is subject to change due to weather and other aviation considerations.

The Department of Defence said noise reduction and the environment were vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military activity, and Air Force appreciated the ongoing support of the Hawkesbury community during these training activities.

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