An instrument testing exercise is currently under way involving aircraft passing over the Sellafield site. The exercise, which also includes ground monitoring work, is part of joint UK/US development programme to test new monitoring techniques and covers the Sellafield site and its environs. The airborne element involves two light aircraft carrying out flights over the site. Only one aircraft will be used at any one time and no flights will take place later than midnight. The programme runs until May 31, Flight plans have been agreed with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and are well outside the restricted fly zones over Sellafield.
RAAI 16th May 2016 read more »