RAF Waddington

Low flying

Low flying is an essential skill for aircrew and must be practised in order to fulfil the tasks demanded by current operations.

Complain About Low Flying

Contact RAF Waddington Operations:

Phone: 01522 727301

Or write to Low Flying Complaints and Enquiries unit, RAF Wittering, Peterborough, Cambridge, PE8 6HB.

Or direct your complaint to the Ministry of Defence Low Flying Complaints and Enquires team:

Email: SWK-lowflying@mod.gov.uk

Phone: 01780 417558

It is available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Outside these hours an answerphone service is provided. 

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

Night flying is a necessary part of operational flying and training.

There is occasional weekend and night flying determined by operational and training requirements. 

Viewing area

The viewing area is located off the airfield and there is a car park which is open to the general public for safe aircraft viewing.

Aircraft movements are generally between 8am and 5pm but not restricted to these times.

Defence Aerodrome Manual

The Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM) contains accurate aerodrome data for RAF Waddington.  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 Waddington.  For further information regarding the DAM and its contents, please contact the Aerodrome Operator on 01522 727301 or Air Traffic Control on 01522 727451.

Get updates about flying

For updates about flying times and night flying:

Phone: 01522 727301

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