Complaints against the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for nuisance caused by low-flying aircraft are on the rise, with livestock keepers among those most affected by the noise and disruption of military manoeuvres.
We look at why incidents are up, what you can do about it and we talk to two farmers about the impact the problem has had on their farms.
Increase in complaints
In answer to a recent parliamentary question, defence minister Jeremy Quin put the number of complaints about low flying his department had received in 2020 at 1,256, compared with 768 the year before.
This upturn, according to an MOD spokesman, is probably the result of Covid lockdowns, with more people staying at home and therefore more aware of aircraft activity.
But the spokesman also points to the fact that some MOD “air…