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Old 7th Feb 2018, 15:38
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chevvron
 
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Originally Posted by Bigpants View Post
Lovely morning at RAF Cosford, cadets to fly, serviceable aircraft, pilots current and ready to go, weather good and temperature within limits but.....

No Air Traffic Controller so no cadet flying.
Happened to me at Shawbury years ago. Pilot and cadet got in; aircraft started and just sat there. Phoned the tower; only AATCs no controller; but phoned SDO and hey presto he was a controller so he and I rushed over to the tower and opened up. The AEF 'boss' was on the point of sending me over to do it but as I tried to explain, I only had a civilian ATCO licence and no unit endorsement (I was an RAFVR[T] Officer y'see)
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