Low flying

Flying training takes place all year round at RAF Cranwell. A usual flying day is 8am to 5pm.

Every effort is made to minimise the disruption to local communities. However noise levels may sometimes increase due to training taking place over the airfield or from transiting fast jets or helicopters, which do practice low flying.

Low Flying and Aircraft Noise Complaints

You can complain to RAF Cranwell Operations.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01400 267377 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm)

Or contact:

MOD Low Flying Complaints and Enquiries Unit,
RAF Wittering,
PE8 6HB.

Phone: 0800 515544 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays)

Drone Flying

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.

Viewing area

There is no official viewing area for the safe viewing of aircraft at RAF Cranwell.

Defence Aerodrome Manual

The Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM) contains accurate aerodrome data for RAF Cranwell. People who require access to  the DAM can call station operations on 01400 26 x7377/7339.

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