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Royal Air Force C-17 returns to the skies of Rutland and Stamford tonight

The Boeing C-17 is operated by many air forces, including the RAF

RAF Wittering will be hosting some essential flying training for the next three nights as RAF crews hone their tactical night flying skills in the Boeing C-17.

The Boeing C-17 GlobeMaster returns tonight for the next three nights for essential night flying training at RAF Wittering. The pilots will be wearing night vision goggles (NVGs) and making approaches to land without the aid of any runway lighting at the airfield. The crews will also be flying around the local area to familiarise themselves with flight operations on NVGs.

The training will take place between 7pm and midnight from tonight until Thursday evening.

The C-17 is the RAF’s long-range strategic transport aircraft and is capable of operating into and out of some of the world’s most challenging airfields. The fleet was heavily involved with the mass evacuation of over 100,000 people from Kabul in August last year.

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