Flying time between bases and range or training areas can vary according to the training activities pursued in transit.
However, the investment appraisal of basing the Typhoon Fleet at Lossiemouth allowed an additional 300 flying hours a year for each RAF Lossiemouth based Typhoon Squadron at an annual cost of £3.4 million per squadron. This was in recognition of the additional transit times to ranges and training areas compared to RAF Leuchars.
I refer my right hon. Friend to the answer the Minister for the Armed Forces, my hon. Friend Nick Harvey, gave on