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Raf Training Sorties

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF training sorties were undertaken in (a) Scottish and (b) UK airspace during each of the last 12 months. [118318]

Information on the geographical location of training sorties flown over the United Kingdom or Scotland is not recorded separately. To produce an estimate of the number of sorties undertaken in UK airspace, details of overseas sorties have been removed from statistics which show the total number of all training sorties flown.

MonthSorties originated in UK Airspace
April 200215,788
May 200217,579
June 200214,562
July 200217,204
August 200215,649
September 200217,835
October 200217,333
November 200213,726
December 200210,327
January 200313,300
February 200313,556
March 200314,363


Includes fixed and rotary wing RAF aircraft