It can get louder around Paderborn / Lippstadt Airport in the near future: The German Air Force and the British Army are starting a joint aerial exercise.
The British soldiers want to train in Paderborn / Lippstadt with the support of the Air Force. The aim is to train as a “Joint Terminal Attack Controller”.
In other words: soldiers on the ground should be able to give aircraft pilots clear instructions to control certain targets and, in extreme cases, to attack naturally. The Air Force provides two combat aircraft plus appropriate pilots for this exercise. But if you live around the airport, you don't need to be afraid. The Air Force jets are not armed. Each exercise unit lasts a maximum of one hour. There is silence on weekends and at night. The exercise should run until Thursday next week. Hellwegradio.de reports.