Home   News   Article

New chief takes the controls at RAF Wittering




WIT-020 OC Ops Portrait, Wg Cdr Maxey MA RAF
WIT-020 OC Ops Portrait, Wg Cdr Maxey MA RAF

RAF Wittering has welcomed Wing Commander Nick Maxey as its new head of operations.

Wing Commander Maxey, who joined the RAF more than 25 years ago, has a wealth of experience flying Tristar jets and Sea King helicopters and is perfectly placed to run the base’s flying operations.

He said: “Ops Wing is the aviation nerve centre of this flying station, it’s up to the wing to make sure that both the airfield and airspace are safe environments for our trainee pilots and instructors.

“Creating this safe environment and a positive safety culture early on in a trainee pilot’s career is critical. You want to make sure that the air safety sticks in the minds of the students while ensuring the remainder of the station understands the wider flight safety requirements.

“Safety is at the very core of everything we deliver, and we all have to understand that is the core of our jobs. Everyone has a part to play and we have qualified and experienced personnel here at RAF Wittering.”

Flying operations resumed at Royal Air Force Wittering in April 2014 when it reopened after nearly four years following the retirement of the Harrier. The station has recently hosted Chinook transport helicopters for a series of equipment tests.

This increased flying activity is something Wing Commander Maxey is keen to continue. He said: “Wittering has a wonderful history of aviation and is a very useful airfield. We should definitely expect to see more Chinook deployments, but there’s more potential here and we have something to offer almost every RAF aircraft type.”



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More