Residents warned over low jets

US air chiefs have warned residents fighter aircraft will be conducting low flying training over parts of Suffolk today.

Will Clarke

US air chiefs have warned residents fighter aircraft will be conducting low flying training over parts of Suffolk today.

Major Craig Barham, assistant director of operations for the 492nd fighter squadron based at RAF Lakenheath, said: “Most of the training will be conducted above 10,000 feet, but occasionally we will be flying closer to the ground.

“We know that our planes are loud and when we're flying at low altitude we try to limit noise and disturbance.


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“We really value the strong relationship we share with our British friends here and hope they will understand this training is important to preparing both US and British forces for their upcoming deployments.”

The close air support training will last until 1pm today before resuming between 5pm until 7pm this evening.

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