RAF Wittering

Low flying

Royal Air Force Wittering aircraft do not operate at low level.

Flying Complaints

If you would like to find out more about our flying activity or make a complaint you can contact us by the following means:

Email: Ed.Palmer404@mod.uk

Phone: 01780 417470

Drone Flying

Operators flying drones near any military aerodrome 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: website.

Night flying

While RAF Wittering’s Tutor aircraft do not fly at night, transport aircraft crews practice flying with night vision goggles (NVG) which means RAF Wittering can sometimes be active for 24 hours a day. Planned night flying is announced via the RAF Wittering Facebook page and Twitter (@RAFWittering1). Where possible, notices are placed in local newspapers.

Viewing area

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

Defence Aerodrome Manual

The Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM) contains accurate aerodrome data for RAF Wittering.  All aerodrome users, both military and civilian, are to ensure they are familiar with the relevant sections of the DAM prior to operating at RAF Wittering.  For further information regarding the DAM and its contents, please contact  Station Operations on 01780 417812 or email WIT-OpsWgStnOps@mod.gov.uk  Most relevant aviation details can also be found via the UK Military Aeronautical Information Publication via www.aidu.mod.uk

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Flying at Royal Air Force Wittering

RAF Wittering has one of the longest military runways in the United Kingdom, which can accept every aircraft in the Defence inventory. The Station has around 20 Grob Tutor aircraft, which are used for Elementary Flying Training (EFT) and this forms most of our aircraft activity. Fast jets, helicopters and large transport aircraft are also frequent visitors.

Flying hours are usually Monday to Sunday, 8:00am to 5pm.

From 1 June to 10 September aircraft usually fly Monday to Sunday, 8:00am to 6pm.

Changes to our flying schedule will be published on the RAF Wittering Facebook page.

Visiting Aircraft

RAF Wittering’s airfield is large enough to accept all UK military types, which makes it a valuable Defence training asset. Civilian users may be permitted to use the airfield subject to approval. The CAA have created a handy guide for civilian aircraft visiting military aerodromes located here:

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