Notification of RAF Night Flying 07/07/2011

The following was received from the RAF at Brize Norton, please direct any questions or comments to the appropriate persons at RAF Brize Norton. Contact details are below:

I am writing to give you advance notification of essential night training to be carried out by our crews
The aircraft in question will be a Hercules C130, and the crew will be conducting training, which involves flying in a circuit over the airfield and surrounding areas, landing and taking off several times over a possible period of 2-3 hours. This training is required as part of a course qualifying new pilots and is an operational requirement.
The training is scheduled for the7th July 10 pm until 1 am.
Because of the acknowledged noise impact of this training, each flight is carefully scrutinised and has to be authorised by the Officer in Command of Operations Wing.
We are sensitive to local opinion and in fulfilling our operational and training commitments we try to reduce any disturbance to the minimum.  However, Royal Air Force Brize Norton is the largest operational base in the RAF and it is inevitable that some noise from our activities will encroach into the local areas.
I do apologise to you for any disturbance you may experience and I hope that you are not troubled too frequently by our activities.

Kind regards,


Anita Jack
Deputy Media & Communications Officer
RAF Brize Norton
Tel: 01993 897779

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