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LBA Welcomes RAF Hawk Jet

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RAF Hawk Jet at Leeds Bradford Airport

A Hawk jet from RAF Leeming visited Leeds Bradford Airport recently when operations staff at the airport heard from representatives of 100 Squadron.

The RAF crew met with operations staff, including Air Traffic Control team members and the airport’s fire service.

Everything within the visit was routine and planned, as part of the ongoing working relationship to further enhance the way the two parties work together when RAF aircraft pass through airspace regulated by the Air Traffic Control team at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Alan Siddoway, Head of Air Traffic Control Services, said: “It’s imperative that we work closely with RAF Leeming and it has been fantastic to welcome the team as part of mutual operational training. It’s been a really interesting morning for us all, further developing our systems in order to work together seamlessly.”

The visit followed on from a joint training session at Leeds Bradford Airport for controllers and assistants, to continually focus on keeping the airspace around Leeds operationally safe.

Sqn Ldr Collins, Executive Officer from the 100 Squadron, said: “RAF Leeming and LBA ATC already have strong links. This visit will enable a greater understanding of military operations and how we may be integrated with civilian traffic.”