Noise Amelioration Scheme (Military): RAF Coningsby

A NAS(M) assessment at RAF Coningsby as part of the MOD’s noise mitigation measures programme to reduce the effect of noise disturbance from military activities.



The survey details the results of a environmental noise survey conducted under the Noise Amelioration Scheme (Military) (NAS(M)) criteria of aircraft activity at RAF Coningsby was completed by the RAF Noise and Vibration Division (NVD) between 1 February 2011 to 1 January 2012. It details the environmental noise contours for the current activity at RAF Coningsby.

About RAF Coningsby

RAF Coningsby was originally built as a station for Bomber Command, Coningsby went on to host the world famous ‘Dambusters’ of 617 Squadron and Vulcan jet bombers before transferring to Fighter Command in the 1960s. After a period of uncertainty following the cancellation of the TSR2 project, the station became synonymous with Phantoms and for 20 years was responsible for the training of all RAF Phantom pilots and navigators.

When this aircraft was replaced by the Tornado F3, Coningsby was again chosen as the main training base and this trend has continued with the Typhoon. Coningsby is home to three Typhoon squadrons. In addition, Coningsby is home of the world famous Battle of Britain Flight which fly examples of the Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane, Chipmunk and Dakota aircraft. RAF Coningsby is situated in the English county of Lincolnshire with the villages of Coningsby to the north and Tattershall to the north-west of the station.

Published 2 March 2015