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Night Flying, Booker

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 30 July 1947

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78.

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the inconvenience caused to persons living near Booker aerodrome, High Wycombe, by low-flying aircraft during the hours of darkness; and if he will take steps to mitigate the nuisance.

Booker is a training school for R.A.F. cadets, and night flying is part of their course. On the night flights, pilots are instructed to keep within the boundaries of the airfield, but, even so, I am afraid that some inconvenience is caused to those who live near by. As the days shorten, the flights will begin at an earlier hour, and I hope that the inconvenience will be less.