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RAF Wittering to run night flying next week

Night flying will begin at RAF Wittering on Monday next week (August 19), and may continue until midnight on Wednesday, August 21.

Transport aircraft crews plan to train with night vision goggles which enable crews to land and take off safely in the dark.

Wing Commander Nick Maxey said: “Night flying gives us a real military advantage, but pilots must be properly trained in the use of night vision goggles before they can fly operations under the cover of darkness.”

RAF Wittering night flying (15109897)
RAF Wittering night flying (15109897)

“The airfield at Royal Air Force Wittering is a real asset to defence and it’s right that we put it good use.

"This station is helping to prepare our pilots for operations and we are fortunate to have the continued goodwill of our neighbouring communities.”

RAF Wittering has a new station commander. Click here to find out who it is.

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