The Belgian Air Force's F-16 fighters based in Estonia at Emari airbase will conduct training flights at a low altitude this week, reports Interfax-AVN Post press service of the Estonian Defense Ministry.
“Aircraft will make so-called low-flying flights at a height not lower than 500 feet (152 meters) and will stay away from populated areas,” the message says.
The ministry explained that NATO countries have allocated certain parts of their airspace for exercises and training, including for flights at low altitude. In Estonia, flights are made in consultation with the department aviation and JSC “Service of aviation communication”.
The agency recalls that four fighter aircraft of the Belgian Air Force F-16 arrived in Estonia 5 September on the 4 month in rotation to patrol the airspace of the Baltic countries. They changed the Spanish Air Force squadron.
On the Lithuanian Siauliai airbase from August 30 are American F-15 fighters.
NATO fighters make flying flights over Estonia
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