Sound victory

PUBLISHED: 14:32 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2010

Photo: SUPPLIED

Photo: SUPPLIED

Military planes flying over Ely will travel 600ft higher following action from MP Jim Paice to reduce the level of aircraft noise in the city. He visited RAF Mildenhall to discuss the minimum altitude of military flights over the city with senior officer

Military planes flying over Ely will travel 600ft higher following action from MP Jim Paice to reduce the level of aircraft noise in the city.

He visited RAF Mildenhall to discuss the minimum altitude of military flights over the city with senior officers, and to see the flight control tower and aircraft simulator at the base.

"It is abundantly clear from having seen the flight path from the ground and in simulation that aircraft approaching runway 11 at RAF Mildenhall should be flying approximately one mile south of Ely Cathedral at a minimum height of 2,600ft.

"This minimum altitude was increased from 2,000ft as a result of my representations and will, hopefully, reduce the level of noise experienced by residents in the city."

He said no planes should be flying over the cathedral or the city centre, and that anyone who thinks these rules are being broken should make a note of the time and date it occurred.

n Jim Paice is pictured with Senior Master Sergeant Garth Peterson, left, and Lt Steve Hart of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing Operations Support Squadron. Photo: SUPPLIED

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