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28/Oct/2013

PRESS RELEASE - NIGHT FLYING AT RAF LEUCHARS


This week, Monday to Thursday, the Typhoon squadrons at RAF Leuchars will conduct night flying.

With the primary mission at RAF Leuchars being Quick Reaction Alert, requiring pilots and engineers to be at readiness to launch Typhoon aircraft to protect our airspace 24 hours a day, operating at night is an essential skill that must be practised.

Because of the acknowledged noise impact of this training, each flight is carefully scrutinised and has to be authorised by the Officer in Command of Operations Wing. It is planned that all of our aircraft will be on the ground by 1900hrs each night.

In fulfilling our operational and training commitments we try to reduce any disturbance to the minimum; however it is inevitable that some noise from our activities will encroach into the local areas. We would like to thank the local community for their understanding as we carry out this essential training activity.

For more information on Night Flying at RAF Leuchars please visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafleuchars/flyinginfo/nightflying.cfm



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Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

A ten-minute drive leads to Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach beyond. Enjoy miles of clean, sandy beaches.

Dundee and St Andrews are within easy commuting distance.

Dundee, Scotlands 4th largest city offers Cinemas, a leisure centre, Ice rink, Repertory Theatre, and for the ladies shops galore.

Nearby St Andrews has a leisure centre, Byre Theatre and Cinema.

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