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German and UK Eurofighter Typhoon Jets Over Estonia

German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon [© Estonian MoD: Robert Markus Liiv]

This week German Air Force and UK Royal Air Force pilots in Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets are flying in Estonian airspace.

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Release, Tallinn, 24 April 2023: [auto-translated] This week, German and United Kingdom air force pilots in Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets are flying in Estonian airspace, including low-level flights. Low flights take place in low flight areas and not lower than 152 metres.

Low-flying flights will take place from April 24 to April 29 in the low-flying areas of Eastern, Central, South-Western and Southern Estonia not lower than 152 metres (500 feet) between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. It is possible that the planes will pass over settlements or individual farms, but they will still try to avoid populated areas if possible.

NATO member states set aside specific parts of their airspace for air force exercises and exercises, including low-flying flights. Among other things, the governments of the Baltic countries have allocated areas in their airspace for low-flying flights. Low-flying exercises are in accordance with Estonian laws and are performed in agreement with the Transport Agency and Lennuliiklustenindus AS.

According to the decision of the North Atlantic Council, the air forces of the NATO member states guard the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Aircraft providing air security are based at the Ämari air base in Estonia and at the Šiauliai air base in Lithuania.

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