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Night flying to take place at RAF Wittering




Night Vision Goggle training will take place at RAF Wittering (4678702)
Night Vision Goggle training will take place at RAF Wittering (4678702)

Night Flying is expected to take place at Royal Air Force Wittering later this month.

C-17 Globemaster crews plan to train with Night Vision Goggles (NVG) with flights taking place between Monday, October 22 and Friday, October 26.

"Operating under the cover of night is essential in modern military operations," a spokesman said.

"NVG are a real tactical advantage and enable our crews to land and take-off safely during the hours of darkness."

Wing Commander Nick Maxey said pilots had to be trained for NVG operations.

Wing Commander Nick Maxey (4678700)
Wing Commander Nick Maxey (4678700)

"You can’t just jump into the cockpit and expect to get it right first time," he said.

"It is very different from flying in daylight."

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

The station is one of several that supports night flying as a variety of airfields and environments gives crews a breadth of experience and ensures that no single area is unduly burdened.

“We have a great airfield here and it’s right that we’re making the most of it," said Wing Commander Maxey.

"When night flying comes to RAF Wittering it means that our aircrews and tactical air traffic controllers are better prepared for operations.”



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