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Low flying is an essential skill for aircrew and must be practised in order to fulfil the tasks demanded by current operations.
Find out more about low flying, or how to complain on GOV.UK.
Operators flying drones near any military airfield must ensure they are aware of the UK policy for their safe operation. The Drone Code forms part of the Civil Aviation Authority's advice and guidance to drone operators which can be found on their website.
Night flying can take place from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.
It is done during military operations and to train aircrew.
Night flying training usually takes place from Monday to Thursday. The night flying period will often be for one week, but can be extended if required for operational or weather reasons.
Current expected dates for night flying are:
28 - 31 August
3 - 7 September
24 - 27 September
15 - 18 October
12 - 15 November
3 - 6 December
You can safely watch aircraft from the viewing area at Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY.
There is a free public car park.
The Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM) contains accurate aerodrome data for RAF Coningsby. All airfield users, both military and civilian, are to ensure they are familiar with the relevant sections of the DAM prior to operating at RAF Coningsby. For further information regarding the DAM and its contents, please contact Station Operations on 01526 347716.
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