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The table below sets out the timetable for use of the three 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 100ft and 250ft; 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 500ft and 2000ft. When the TTA is not in use standard low flying training is permitted down to 250ft 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.
The three TTA are:
LFA 7(T) - Central Wales LFA 14(T) - Northern Scotland LFA 20(T) - the borders area of Southern Scotland and Northern England
|LFA 7(T)||LFA 14(T)||LFA 20(T)|
|Monday||1200 - 1300||1100 – 1200 1500 - 1600||1100 - 1200|
|Tuesday||1200 - 1300||1100 - 1200||1100 – 1200 1300 - 1400|
|Wednesday||1100 - 1200||1000 – 1100 1200 - 1300||1200 - 1300|
|Thursday||1100 - 1200||1200 - 1300||1100 – 1200 1200 - 1300|
|Friday||1100 - 1200||1000 – 1100 1200 - 1300||1000 – 1100 1500 - 1600|