Jet fighters will fly low over region today

FLYING SOON: Up to two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet fighter aircraft from the No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit will conduct low-level flying over Central West very shortly.
FLYING SOON: Up to two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet fighter aircraft from the No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit will conduct low-level flying over Central West very shortly.

It's a bird, it's a plane - wait, it is a plane! Two jet fighters to be precise.

Up to two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II jet fighter aircraft from the No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit will conduct low-level flying over Central West this afternoon.

It's all part of a navigation exercise and will begin any moment now.

The low-level flying will happen between 1.50pm and 2.30pm over Cowra, Grenfell, Parkes and Cudal areas.

So if you hear them, why not check them out.

Exercises such as this ensure Air Force aircrew continue to practice and hone core military aviation skills.

The F-35A Lightning aircraft are from the RAAF Base in Williamtown and are part of the Air Force's growing fleet of fifth-generation aircraft that are replacing the F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets.

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

Noise reduction and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of military activity, and the Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the communities during these training activities.