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Bone question time. Who does the Air Traffic Control at AAC Airfields?
Bone Question = Bone Answer
The Air Traffic Controllers do the Air Traffic Control.
just to clarify - that's civilian ATC and not AAC personnel.
Well done. You can have a medal for sarcasm in the face of stupidity!
Edit: Ta - question answered.
Sorry, could not resist.
I did come back to give a more detailed reply. but alas I have been beaten.
The Manny twins did the servicing on the gear up the tower (forgive me for being a bit technical there). The one that limped had half a beard and drove a Polo as if it was a Porsche. Almost bought it but he said it ratlled a bit at 190kmh. Thought better of it. The other Manny had a bit of a problem (glug glug glug) but of course an accepted condition. He mended my video had it for a week, charged me a couple of handbags and it chewed up my best tape.
Used to visit the tower but only once saw any ATC staff, usually had a coffee with Manny while Manny had a drink himself (glug glug glug). Nice blokes though but wondered how the tower ever stayed serviceable.
Wattisham and Wallop ATC are done by the same firm - Serco.
Not sure about the rest, I think the RAF may do it at Dishforth.
After a job?
No thanks - I've gotta a life!
One of my space cadets asked and I was flumoxed for an answer - I figured one of you might know.
I can't believe SERCO do it. Is there anything that mob don't do!!!
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Nah can't be, it's open at the weekends.
That's them going the extra mile for you!
From the RAF website ( http://www.raf.mod.uk/raflintononouse/ops2.html ) :
"The 1 FTS ATC Sqn is responsible for providing ATC at the following 4 airfields:
RAF Linton-on-Ouse â Main Operating Base
RAF Church Fenton â Relief Landing Ground (RLG) and home to Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron (YUAS)
Dishforth Airfield â Home to 9 Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC)
Topcliffe â Primary RLG.
The ATC Sqn at RAF Linton-on-Ouse provides a wide range of functions for aircrew at Linton-on-Ouse, Church Fenton, Dishforth Airfield, Topcliffe and other aircraft which transit the VoY Area."
Anyway, that's enough googling for one night.
Although there is a certain AAC sqn at a certain RAF airfield in Hampshire who don't seem to work before 0845 and after 1600 (1200 on Friday's), I do hope this is just them being 'special' and not the way TWA does business everywhere.
You missed the Wednesday afternoons off for PT. Oh - and 3 hour lunch breaks in the Ruperts mess!
Crabs and civvies over here . . .
Of course, how silly of me. I forgot all about the extended lunch breaks and time off for PT.
In the humble junior service most of us have to do the keeping fit thing in our own time (well those of us who bother).
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