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Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

Notification of extended operating hours and low flying activities for UK air weapons ranges: Donna Nook, Holbeach, Pembrey Sands, Tain and Cape Wrath.

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The above activity is planned range use but in exceptional circumstances there may be additional activity at short notice.

The MOD is aware of the disturbance that can be caused to local residents by activity at the UK Air Weapons Ranges. Notification of the pre-planned extended operating hours will be published at the earliest opportunity. It should be noted that when an AWR is closed, the segregated airspace above it no longer has Danger Area status and reverts to Class G airspace, meaning that it becomes freely available to all airspace users (both civilian and military).

The MOD currently uses 5 AWRs for essential operational training:

  • Donna Nook and Holbeach in Lincolnshire
  • Pembrey Sands in Carmarthenshire
  • Tain in Ross-shire
  • Cape Wrath in Sutherland.
Published 16 March 2016
Last updated 17 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity June 2022.

  2. Updated: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity May 2022 by adding timings for Tain AWR.

  3. Updated: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity May 2022.

  4. Added Air Weapons Range out of hours activity May 2022

  5. Added: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity March 2022.

  6. 'Air Weapons Range out of hours activity January and February 2022' updated: there will be activity from 5pm to 7.30pm on Monday 24 January.

  7. Added: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity January and February 2022.

  8. Added Air Weapons Range out of hours activity October 2021.

  9. Addition of: Holbeach Air Weapons Range firing time for September 2021.

  10. Added 31 August at Donna Nook to August's schedule and added Air weapons range: additional activity September 2021.

  11. 'Air weapons range: additional activity August 2021' updated with additional activity timings for Holbeach Air Weapons Range.

  12. Addition of: Donna Nook AWR firing time for Thursday 12 August.

  13. Added Air weapons range: additional activity August 2021. Removed July's: no more flights scheduled for July.

  14. Updated: details section of homepage.

  15. Added the following dates to July's schedule: Donna Nook: 6, 7 and 8 July. Holbeach: 6 July.

  16. Added 2 dates for July's schedule: Donna Nook 5 July and Holbeach 8 July.

  17. Edited: Air weapons range: additional activity June 2021 (Updated 19 May 2021).

  18. Updated: Air weapons range: additional activity June 2021.

  19. Updated: Air weapons range: additional activity May 2021 by adding firing times for Holbeach Air Weapons Range.

  20. Updated: Air weapons range: additional activity April 2021 - updated Tain firing times.

  21. Updated: April and June 2021 firing times.

  22. Updated: Air weapons range: additional activity April 2021 and added firing dates May till July 2021.

  23. Updated: Air weapons range: additional activity April 2021 (updated 13 April 2021) by adding heading on Donna Nook Air Weapons Range firing times.

  24. Added firing at Holbeach Air Weapons Range for Thursday 8 April, 10pm to 11pm.

  25. Added: Air weapons range: additional activity (Tain) April 2021.

  26. Updated the Air weapons ranges: normal opening times page with safety information and added Air weapons range: additional activity (Holbeach) February 2021.

  27. Added Air Weapons Range out of hours activity 31 October to 19 November 2020.

  28. Added: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity 28 September to 9 October 2020.

  29. Added an additional flying date for Holbeach (27 August).

  30. Amended: Air Weapons Range out of hours activity for July and August 2020 (Updated 10 July 2020).

  31. Updated June, and added July and August 2020 Air Weapons Range out of hours activity.

  32. Updated the out of hours schedule with the latest timings.

  33. Updated the Air Weapons Range (Out of hours activity) timings.

  34. Added Air Weapons Range (Out of hours activity).

  35. Updated AWR out of hours activity details added.

  36. Added Holbeach out of hours activity (March 2020).

  37. Added Holbeach out of hours activity (January 2020).

  38. Updated the Donna Nook and Holbeach out of hours activity for August to October 2019.

  39. Updated the Donna Nook and Holbeach AWR activities times.

  40. Added Donna Nook and Holbeach out of hours activity (May to August 2019) in HTML format.

  41. Added HTML version of Air weapons ranges: normal opening times.

  42. Updated the Out of Hours activity at Donna Nook & Holbeach Air Weapons Ranges timetable for May and June 2019.

  43. Added Holbeach out of hours range activity for May and June 2019

  44. Added: Holbeach out of hours range activity for February and March 2019

  45. Added Holbeach and Donna Nook out of hours range activity for July to August 2018.

  46. Updated the Out of Hours activity at Donna Nook & Holbeach Air Weapons Ranges timetable for June to August 2018.

  47. Updated the Holbeach and Donna Nook out of hours range activity for May to August 2018.

  48. Added Holbeach out of hours range activity for 5 and 7 March 2018.

  49. Added out of hours range activity: Holbeach air weapons range 25 to 27 September 2017.

  50. Added out of hours air weapons range activity 30 August and 8 September 2017.

  51. Added updated out of hours range activity for Donna Nook and Holbeach air weapons range, removing past instances of extended opening and adding in additional activity on 3 August 2017.

  52. Added updated out of hours range activity for Donna Nook and Holbeach air weapons range for the period 19 July to 17 August 2017.

  53. Amended out of hours range activity timetable.

  54. Updated to add out of hours activity for Donna Nook and Holbeach.

  55. Added Out of hours range activity: Holbeach air weapons range 10 May to 17 August 2017

  56. Added Out of hours range activity: Holbeach air weapons range 26 April 2017.

  57. Added Out of hours range activity: Donna Nook air weapons range 29 November to 1 December 2016

  58. Added Out of hours range activity: Donna Nook and Holbeach air weapons ranges 6 July to 11 August 2016.

  59. Added new out of hours exercise dates for Donna Nook and Holbeach Air Weapons Ranges 28 and 29 June 2016.

  60. Removed out of hours notification for Tain Range for 24 May 2016

  61. Added out of hour low flying for Holbeach and Donna Nook 31 May to 8 June 2016.

  62. Added short notice pre-deployment training for Donna Nook 4 May 2016.

  63. Added updated Tain out of hours activity.

  64. Added additional out of hours flying at Tain.

  65. Added Out of hours range activity Donna Nook: 19 to 28 April 2016

  66. First published.