Managing at White Waltham.
A few teething problems but excellent Ops staff easing the way.
Some private aircraft have been moved off airfield for the duration.
Some pilots just disappearing until it's all over.
My view ? A simple extension of the existing airspace or temporary height restriction with specific Entry/Exits lanes for resident airfields, using the current Farnborough coverage, would have been adequate and considerably less work for ATC.
Farnborough are brilliant and it's always worked well before.There would have been no requirement for flight plans or the unnecessary work, delay and added stress.
With the Farnborough Show immediately prior, the effect has been to virtually close down the South East of England for a month and a half. I dread to think of the overall financial effect on private aviation down here.
Also the possibility of a convenient precedent having been set may well encourage our grasping regulators to try this unnecessary trick again for even a minor "security' requirement in the future............
Sledge hammer and nuts come to mind.