Increased flying activity from RAF Lakenheath’s F-15s next week
- Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers
Prepare to hear and see more fighter planes in the skies above East Anglia next week.
RAF Lakenheath has said the 48th Fighter Wing will increase its flying operations and are informing people to expect more aircraft activity than usual.
There are no plans of low-altitude flying from the USAF base's F-15 Strike Eagles.
The operations are carried out to facilitate a number of training requirements for both aircrew and support personnel on the ground, and are necessary to ensure a ready and capable force.
Over the past few weeks the F-15s have been joined in the skies above Norfolk and Suffolk by F-35A Lightning IIs.
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Known as the most advanced aircraft in the world, the £100m jets have been based at Lakenheath for a training deployment.
The F-35A will be permanently homed at the Suffolk airbase from 2021.
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For aircraft-related noise concerns contact RAF Lakenheath at 01638 524800.