It feels like fighter jets are currently flying over NRW every day. And not only during the day, but also at night. Why?
Cologne – Eurofighters and tornadoes have recently been noticed more and more frequently, especially in the greater Cologne area. Because since the summer of 2022, more fighter jet flights have been taking off from the nearby Nörvenich air base in the Düren district. But for the people in North Rhine-Westphalia there is no reason to worry, because behind it are exercises for the pilots.
24RHEIN shows why the fighter jets are now also flying over NRW in the evenings.
These test flights usually take place in daylight, but occasionally also in the evening. For example, twelve fighter jets flew over Hürth-Gleuel between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on October 13. In principle, military training flights with combat aircraft are permitted in Germany from Monday to Friday up to midnight local time at the latest. (os)