Orkney residents are being warned of a “significant” increase in low-flying aircraft over the next few weeks.
According to MP Alistair Carmichael, a NATO military exercise will take place between January 14 and February 2008.
He said: “If anyone has any specific concerns that arise from this exercise, I would be more than happy to take them up with the MoD.”
I'm a conscientious man... when I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned. (Ogden Nash)
Et nom de dieu! C'est triste Orly la dimanche (Jacques Brel)
This is the first Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP) exercise of 2008 based at Kinloss.
The course runs for 4 weeks with 15 flying missions from 16 Jan to 7 Feb both inclusive with night flying scheduled for 21-25 Jan.
These arrived at Kinloss yesterday.
Belgian F-16AMFrench Mirage 2000DFrench Mirage 2000NFrench Mirage F1CTItalian Tornado
Belgian C-130HFrench C-160R
Interesting to see the Mirage 2000N. Do they usually take part in the TLP?
A few images from the arrivals.
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Some more arrivals 16.1.08.
French Navy Super EtendardFrench Navy Falcon 10MER - supporting aircraftRNLAF F-16AM