Staff at RAF Waddington have taken to social media to put members of the public in Lincoln at ease ahead of drone use in the area.
It posted on Facebook to alert inform locals that RAF security personnel would be operating a UAS between January 21 and February 8.
The post stated: “The drones will regularly fly in the vicinity of the perimeter fence and with land owner permission, out to 500 metres beyond the fence line. The drone used is a small remote controlled vertical landing and take off quadcopter – the Aeryon SkyRanger.”
It continued: “The flying activity is authorised by the Military Aviation Authority and all SkyRanger flights within the Military Air Traffic Zone of RAF Waddington have been co-ordinated with Station Operations, and are controlled by air traffic control. This activity should not cause any disturbance to local residents. Thank you.”
The RAF did not however, reveal what the purpose of the drone flights with or give any further details on why the testing was taking place.
Elsewhere in the news, Aeryon Labs, the company behind the SkyRanger being used at RAF Waddington, has just been acquired by FLIR Systems.
You can read the full report on the £151m deal here: