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The table below sets out the timetable for use of the 3 Tactical Training Areas (TTA) used for operational low flying training by fast jets and Hercules transport aircraft. Operational low flying is an essential skill and is practised by fixed wing aircraft between 100 and 250 feet; a more representative altitude at which pilots would fly in a combat scenario.
The final decision to use a TTA is taken on the day itself as this kind of training can only take place when weather conditions allow. While it is likely some of the slots will not be used, no additional times will be added to those already booked.
When a TTA is active, routine low flying by other military users can take place between 500 and 2000 feet. When the TTA is not in use standard low flying training is permitted down to 250 feet and helicopters down to ground level.
Late spring and summer are the busiest times for low flying as squadrons make full use of good weather to carry out their training.
|Central Wales||Northern Scotland||South Scotland and North England borders|
|Monday||10am to 11am||10am to 11am||10am to 11am|
|Tuesday||8am to 9am||10am to 11am||8am to 9am and 10am to midday|
|Wednesday||7am to 8am||10am to 11am||7am to 8am, 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3 pm|
|Thursday||10am to 11am||10am to 11am||8am to 9am and 10am to midday|
|Friday||10am to 11am||10am to 11am||10am to 11am|
The 3 TTAs are:
- LFA 7(T) - Central Wales
- LFA 14(T) - Northern Scotland
- LFA 20(T) - the borders area of Southern Scotland and Northern England