Night flying will take place at RAF Wittering
Night flying for air transport crews will be taking place at RAF Wittering next week and is scheduled to conclude by 10.30pm on Thursday, May 23.
Operating under the cover of night is essential in modern military operations. Night Vision Goggles are a real tactical advantage and enable our crews to land and take-off safely during the hours of darkness.
Night vision goggle training is a method of conducting night flying without lights on an airfield. Crews wear equipment which enhances ambient light conditions, allowing the RAF to operate into hostile or sparsely populated areas.
RAF Wittering is one of several stations 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.
The base earlier today revealed what else would be in the skies over Wittering next week. Read more here