Low flying

Civilian aircraft fly from RAF Northolt:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 3pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays, midday to 7pm 

Military aircraft will attempt to adhere to the above times, but may fly as required to meet operational needs.

Find out more about low flying, or how to complain 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

Where possible night flying is limited, but may occur as required to meet operational needs.

Viewing area

There is no official aircraft viewing area at RAF Northolt. 

Information for civilian operators

Details may be found at the following link: http://www.londonvipairport.com

Get updates about flying

Check the RAF Northolt Twitter feed or RAF Northolt Facebook page to find out when night flying, official flypasts, and displays by RAF display teams are taking place.

Your local residents association can also tell you about these types of flying activity.

Local resident associations can request updates about unusual flying activity by contacting:

 [email protected]

Connect with RAF Northolt