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An F-18 Super Hornet, similar to the ones that will buzz the north coast next week. (file pic)
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Evans Head residents have been advised to resist using cameras or binoculars when RAAF Super Hornets use laser-guided bombs as they train over the Evans Head bombing range next week.

The F/A-18F Super Hornets from RAAF Amberley will be conducting bombing operations over the range from 28 November to 2 December.

Residents can expect several jets on the range between 10.30am and 5pm.

‘In the interest of public safety, we strongly advise members of the community to not view laser operations through optical enhancing equipment such as cameras or binoculars,’ an RAAF spokesperson said.

‘Air Force appreciates the ongoing input and long-standing support from the local Evans Head community.

‘Local residents are advised access to the range (land areas) remains restricted regardless of any activities being conducted.  This is due to the historical use of range and the possibility of unexploded ordnance remaining at the site.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise.

In case or fire or inclement weather, the RAAF has extended the booking to include 5-9 December.

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