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RAF base issue exercise warning

Night flying and large aircraft activity is expected at Royal Air Force Wittering from Tuesday 23rd November until the evening of Thursday 25th November inclusive.

As part of Exercise Agile Pirate, large aircraft are expected to operate during the day from Tuesday 23rd November until Thursday 25th November. There will be night flying from 1730 to 2030 on Wednesday 24th November and Thursday 25th November.



An example of the aircraft being used in the exercise. Photo: RAF.

Royal Air Force Wittering has advised its neighbours and the nearby equestrian establishments to inform them of a change to the usual pattern of flying activity.

A Royal Air Force Spokeperson said: “Operating under the cover of night is essential to modern military operations. Night Vision Goggles are a real tactical advantage and enable our crews to land and take-off safely during the hours of darkness.”

The station, which is just over the Rutland borer, is one of several that supports night flying. A variety of airfields and environments gives crews a breadth of experience and ensures that no single area is unduly burdened.

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