Night Flying At Royal Air Force Wittering, Sept 14-17th

10 Sep 2021 09:31

Night flying is expected at Royal Air Force Wittering from Tuesday 14th September until the early hours of Friday 17th September inclusive.

Transport aircraft crews plan to train with Night Vision Goggles (NVG) from 2030, continuing each night until 0100 on Friday 17th September.

An RAF C-17 Globemaster at Royal Air Force Wittering
An RAF C-17 Globemaster at Royal Air Force Wittering
Image By: SAC Kimberley Waterson

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

Operating under the cover of night is essential to modern military operations. NVG are a real tactical advantage and enable our crews to land and take-off safely during the hours of darkness.

The Station 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.