Air Force Hornet Port Stephens Australia Day flypast Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Myall Coast News Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - January 24, 2018 Up to three RAAF F/A-18 Hornets will conduct flypasts of communities in the Port Stephens region between 12.25 pm and 12.45 pm on Australia Day. The Hornets from Number 2 Operation Conversion Unit (2OCU) at RAAF Base Williamtown will fly in a formation over Nelson Bay, Hawks Nest, and Raymond Terrace before returning to their home base. The aircraft will fly at speeds up to 800 km/hr and no lower than 75metres above ground level. Please note that this display is subject to variables including weather, air traffic control and availability, and may be subject to cancellation or delay. Media Note: Assistance from the media is sought in notifying local residents of this flying activity. More information about the Hornet is available from: https://www.airforce.gov.au/technology/aircraft/strike/fa-18ab-hornet. File imagery of the Hornet is available from: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20151230.