RAF Lossiemouth

Low flying

To ensure aircrew are ready and capable, low flying training must be conducted in the UK before deployment to operations.

Typhoon aircraft usually fly Monday to Thursday, 8am to 6pm and Friday 8am to 5pm.

RAF Lossiemouth hosts numerous national and international exercises, and during these times flying outside of standard hours may be necessary. 

GOV.UK has more information about low flying military aircraft in the UK.

Flying Complaints

Complaints about disturbance from aircraft operating from or in the immediate vicinity of RAF
Lossiemouth should be referred to the Station.

To make a complaint:

Email: los-mediaandcomms@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01343 816984 (answering machine out of hours)

For flying incidents further afield contact the MOD Military Low Flying Complaints and Enquiries Unit:

Email: SWK-lowflying@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01780 417558

More information can be found on GOV.UK.

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 which can be found on their website.

Night flying

Realistic training at night is essential to ensure aircrew are proficient.  

Night flying can take place from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise and usually takes place from Monday to Thursday in blocks of one or two weeks, three or four times a year.

Night flying may take place outside these time when required, and Quick Reaction Alert aircraft may be scrambled at any time.

Viewing area

There is no official aircraft viewing area at RAF Lossiemouth.

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Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM)

The DAM describes the airfield at RAF Lossiemouth and includes the management, physical characteristics, services available and operating procedures.

Click here to download a copy of the RAF Lossiemouth DAM, dated September 2019.

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