Mid-air collisions are an area of vital concern to everyone who flies and airplane. Because of increasing general aviation traffic and concentrations of military aircraft involved in training, RAFs Mildenhall and Lakenheath are committed to maintaining a strong, active mid-air collision avoidance (MACA) program. The number of incidents between Air Force aircraft and general aviation aircraft is relatively low; however, 80% of reported Air Force near misses occur with general aviation aircraft.
The purpose of this web page is to alert you to the many areas of high mid-air collision potential in the skies over East Anglia, to discuss ways to make them safe and describe the types of military aircraft you may encounter, arrival and departure routes and military operating areas. You will find information on mid-air collisions and ways to help avoid them. We hope this site will increase your understanding of our flying activities so we may continue to safely share the skies.
Note: MACA pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not regulatory in nature.