Suffolk and Norfolk communities may see more jet activity as RAF Lakenheath increase flying operations

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

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

There will be an increase in flying operations from RAF Lakenheath over the next couple of weeks.

Communities across Suffolk and Norfolk may see and hear more of the 48th Fighter Wing's jets starting Monday.

The operations will facilitate a number of training requirements for both aircrew and support personnel on the ground.

Training will be conducted over the sea as much as possible and the base has said airman will make every effort to 'avoid continuous operations above a specific area or community, if air traffic or weather conditions necessitate flying over land'.

A spokesman from RAF Lakenheath, which is home to the F-15E Strike Eagle and F-15C Eagle, said: 'Operations such as these help both aircrew and support personnel on the ground to meet essential and time-sensitive training requirements and are necessary to ensure and maintain a ready and capable force.'

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