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Old 2nd Aug 2004, 06:15
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BEagle
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
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Customs and Excise do keep an eye and an ear on what goes on.....

Some years ago I was asked to assist with some details about a flight made by one of our pilots. The pilot had given ATC the correct name of destination, but C&E thought something was suspicious when the a/c set off in what they thought was a totally different direction. All easily explained - the two destinations had similar names. C&E thought the flight was going to an aerodrome in Cheshire, whereas the pilot was actually going to a private site in Cambridgeshire

I'm sure that C&E and the Immigration authorities do keep a discrete eye on light a/c comings and goings, especially in the south-east. A regrettable necessity whilst some low-life still attempt to smuggle drugs and immigrants into the country; when they get caught they deserve no sympathy whatsoever.
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