Increased flying activity from RAF Lakenheath’s F-15s this week

F-15s preparing to take off from RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Denise Bradley

F-15s preparing to take off from RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

Increased flying operations from RAF Lakenheath means there will be more fighter planes in the skies above East Anglia this week.

The F-15 in flight at RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Sonya Duncan

The F-15 in flight at RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2012

The 48th Fighter Wing have told 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.

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