HC Deb 22 July 1938 vol 338 c2591W
Mr. Muff

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the excessive night flying in East Yorkshire from military aerodromes and thus disturbing the rest of the local inhabitants; and will he give instructions to mitigate the noise as far as possible?

Sir K. Wood

I much regret any inconvenience that may be caused but night flying is essential to the training of the Royal Air Force and the standard of efficiency laid down for pilots necessitates a considerable number of hours of night flying. It is sometimes necessary, therefore, especially in the summer months, for flying to continue until a late hour but every endeavour is made to carry out this form of training with as little inconvenience as possible.