This is why you might hear RAF planes flying over Edinburgh today

They are not connected with the UK’s fight against coronavirus.

RAF planes will be flying over parts of Scotland today as part of essential training.

Residents might be able to hear and see the A400M Atlas aircraft flying above this morning and this afternoon.

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The flights will be operating in the vicinity of Gatwick, Edinburgh and Stornoway as part of their essential training.

A spokesman for RAF Brize Norton announced why the aircraft will be flying over parts of the country.

He said: “These are necessary, routine, flights and not connected with RAF support to the UK's fight against coronavirus.”

During the pandemic, RAF facilities have been set up to support medical transports across Scotland and the rest of the UK such as moving equipment and personnel.

A400M Atlas aircraft - the type of plane that will be seen flying over Edinburgh and other parts of the country today (June 4)

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