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Night flying over Norfolk for RAF Lakenheath training




There will be night-time flying taking place this month with U.S. aircraft taking off over the Norfolk skies for training purposes.

The 48th Fighter Wing of RAF Lakenheath will conduct limited night flying beginning September 8-10, and again September 14-17.

This will take place between RAF Lakenheath and training ranges over the North Sea several times between 7pm and 10.30pm.

F15 aircraft from the USAF 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath during an event at RAF Marham
F15 aircraft from the USAF 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath during an event at RAF Marham

Overland flying will be limited as much as possible between sunset and sunrise.

“We must train like we fight in order to maintain operational readiness, and night flying is a critical muscle we must continue to flex,” said Jason Camilletti, 48th Fighter Wing commander.

“We understand the disturbance this may cause to our local communities, and appreciate the patience and understanding as we ensure our airmen remain trained and ready to secure the sovereign skies anytime, day or night.”

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.

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 defence of the NATO alliance.



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