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Skylance RAF Lossiemouth

The aim of Exercise SKYLANCE was to provide joint collective training in a multi-threat environment for UK units and invited NATO and Allied units and their staffs. It was estimated that in the region of 80 aircraft from 6 nations operated from various bases in England and Scotland. The majority of the aerial activity took place over Northern Enlgand, the Borders and most of Scotland, off the north, west and east coast of Scotland. There was also be considerable activity at Spadeadam, Cape Wrath, Loch Ewe and RAF Fairford. 

The exercise will involve many different types of aircraft including Harrier, Typhoon, Tornado, Rafalle and Mirage.  E-3s, Nimrods, VC-10s and Tristars will be operating at upper levels.