Farnborough ATC Visit

As part of a new liaison between local air traffic control and general aviation pilots, 25 members visited Farnborough ATC over the weekend. This initiative, led by controllers at Farnborough, aims to increase awareness of the challenges faced by both parties with the aim of making operations in the local airspace safer and more efficient.

The visit provided members with the opportunity to visit the radar room and tower at Farnborough, as well as take part in a Q&A session with the controllers. Above all, many members commented how great it was to meet the controllers first-hand, allowing them to see the mysterious voice is indeed human after all!

In return, and with the generous help of our members, we have provided controllers at Farnborough with the opportunity to back seat some local flights to experience the workload from the pilot's perspective.

Special thanks goes to Matthew Thompson at NATS who hosted the visits at Farnborough and for those of you who were not able to attend this latest visit, there are some more planned for the winter period so keep an eye out on the emails for further information.