Fighter pilots told ‘keep windscreens clean’ to avoid crashes

Posted By Staff

Date: November 26th, 2017

Category: Nutty News

crashThe US Air Force (USAF) has urged its UK-based pilots to keep cockpit windows clean to avoid mid-air collisions with civilian aircraft.

RAF Lakenheath-based USAF F-15 jets were involved in 19 near-misses with UK aircraft in the past five years.

An F-15 pilot from the Suffolk base was recently praised after spotting a glider by eyesight rather than radar and avoiding a collision.

The USAF said its pilots were trained to fly in a “vigilant state”.  More

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