Low flying

Low flying is an essential skill for aircrew and must be practised in order to fulfil the tasks demanded by current operations.

Complain About Low Flying

Find out more about low flying and how to complain on GOV.UK.

Drone Flying

It is now widely understood that Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flights in proximity to aircraft are potentially unsafe.

To keep our people and our aircraft safe, any person sighting suspicious UAS activity around RAF Coningsby must report this immediately to the RAF Police on  01526 347928.

New legislation has come into effect which further prohibits the operation of UAS around an aerodrome to include an area of 5km from the runway ends. Operating UAS in these restricted areas without the permission of the Aerodrome Operating Authority is a criminal offence with a potential sentence of five years in prison.

As well as representing a significant safety risk to aircraft in flight, unauthorised UAS operations on or around Defence Establishments are of immediate security concern. Authorised UAS operations will be advised through Station Announcements and Community Support channels.

For more information please visit: www.dronesafe.co.uk

Night flying

Night flying can take place from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.

It is carried out during military operations and to train aircrew.

Night flying training usually takes place from Monday to Thursday. The night flying period will often be for one week, but can be extended if required for operational or weather reasons.

Current expected dates for night flying are:

Week commencing 05 February 2024

Week commencing 04 March 2024

Week commencing 29 April 2024

Week commencing 03 June 2024

Week commencing 01 July 2024

Week commencing 05 August 2024

Week commencing 30 September 2024

Week commencing 04 November 2024  

Please note, these dates are subject to change.

Local Residents

If you live locally to Coningsby and wish to register for our mailing list to allow you to be emailed about flying activity that has a potential to cause disruption please send an email with your name and postcode to: [email protected]

If you want to unsubscribe, please send an email to [email protected].  

Viewing area

You can safely watch aircraft from the viewing area at Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY.

There is a free public car park.

Defence Aerodrome Manual

The Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM) contains accurate aerodrome data for RAF Coningsby. 

All airfield users, both military and civilian, are to ensure they are familiar with the relevant sections of the DAM prior to operating at RAF Coningsby. 

For further information regarding the DAM and its contents, please contact Station Operations on 01526 347716.

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