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harrumph just discovered that this years RAF -sponsored beach volleybal tournament at Weymouth has been cancelled because it clashes with the Olympics. Its been running for 29 years without a break until this year Damn...only reason I agreed to take my son there....
Cooper will be in one of the Puma helicopters carrying air-to-air snipers capable of flying up to and alongside wayward aircraft that may cross into prohibited airspace around the Olympic venues and London.
...and flat-out in top gear the Puma can do how many knots?
Lad, don't be surprised. This is just the usual BS fed to the press and the public to keep everybody calm and to know that their "Air Force is awake". The reality is way too complicated to feed into an article like that. We all know what the situation wil be like in some of the World's busiest airspace. But it's OK because the Typhoons will be there and the Government has asured us that they can handle all modern, current threats. Not sure where I'm going with this.
But it's OK because the Typhoons will be there and the Government has asured us that they can handle all modern, current threats.
For a while I naively thought that non-military aircraft would actually be able to fly to the south during the Olympics, to carry on our lawful business.
I'm still waiting for the answer to my questions previously addressed to the powers that be. Will I, and other folk in my aviation specialisation, be allowed to continue to earn a living this summer, or not? I fear I already know the answer, it's not going to be a good one.
HTB, Thanks, I'm very much aware of that website and have already registered to attend the meeting on 10 March. Unfortunately the info now being made available doesn't answer the most important practical question. I've been informed that the full answer isn't yet known.