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Low-Flying Aircraft

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many representations he has received regarding low-flying aircraft in the mid-Wales area in each of the last five months; and if he will make a statement.

The numbers of representations about low-flying training which my Department has received in each of the last five months from addresses in the county of Powys are as follows:

MonthNumber
February4
March8
April9
May13
June17

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of low-flying aircraft were recorded by the RAF in the area between Dolgellau and Llandovery in each of the last five months; and if he will make a statement.

The United Kingdom low-flying system is divided into 19 low-flying areas for administrative purposes. All military aircraft wishing to fly in the system must first book into each LFA in which they intend to operate. Records are not maintained, however, of the exact route flown.