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Two week period of limited night flying at RAF Lakenheath

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  • By 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 48th Fighter Wing will conduct limited flying at night beginning Aug. 8-11, and again Aug. 15-18.

During these dates, communities in East Anglia and the surrounding regions may see or hear U.S. aircraft taking off, landing and transiting between RAF Lakenheath and training ranges over the North Sea between 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. BST. Overland flying will be limited as much as possible between sunset and sunrise.

Exercises like this provide both aircrew and support personnel stationed at RAF Lakenheath the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance and mutual security agreements between the U.S. and U.K.

The exercise does not include plans for low-altitude flying in East Anglia or the surrounding regions. All training will be conducted in accordance with Ministry of Defence and U.K. airspace regulations. Please contact the MOD at SWK-lowflying@mod.gov.uk with any aircraft-related flying concerns.