Military Flying Activity
Planned military flying times at Keevil airfield are published on RAF Brize Norton – they have changed their website recently, so CLICK HERE for Flying Info and scroll to the bottom of the page for LOCAL SCHEDULED TRAINING SORTIES where you can download a PDF of the latest schedule for Keevil.
Static display of Aircraft on Keevil Airfield
Due to operational reasons it was necessary to cancel the static aircraft display at Keevil Airfield planned for 9th June 2018; apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience. However, the RAF are hoping to organise another similar event for September. Details will be advertised locally nearer the time when arrangements have been finalised.
NEWS Update April 2018
Received 12th April from Airfield Assurance, RAF Brize Norton:
You may already be aware that a Major Exercise is due to begin at Keevil Airfield on the 16/17th April. It will run through until the 5th May. I have received a request from those running the exercise to permit the firing of blank ammunition on the 24th April at approximately 8pm for an hour or so depending on the exercise scenario. The back up day will be the 25th at similar times.
I have spoken to Wiltshire Police and this should already have filtered down to the local crime officer. My concern is that this is a rare occurrence on the airfield and so I am very keen we don’t flood 101 or 999 with unnecessary calls. I would rather the information was out there and your local residents are aware beforehand. I hope it is not too much of a disturbance.
I thank you and all your parishioners for your continued support for what we try to achieve at Keevil Airfield.
If you have any questions, please give me a call on 07967770362.
FS Keith Thomson | Airfield Assurance | Ops Wing | RAF Brize Norton | CARTERTON | Oxon OX18 3LX | Mil: 95461 5274 | Civ: 01993 842551 x 5274| Personal: Keith.Thomson280@MOD.GOV.UK | BZN-FS Airfield Assurance