NATS visit for Olympics

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THE head of the Royal Air Force has visited the air traffic control base in Swanwick.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, met air traffic controllers managing British skies during the Olympic Games. He was visiting the Royal Air Force unit based within NATS.

The RAF air traffic controllers in the London Air Traffic Control Centre (Military) work alongside their civilian counterparts at Swanwick to ensure the safe movement of thousands of aircraft every day.

A special control centre, has been set up at Swanwick during the Games with controllers having responsibility for managing extra airspace restrictions in place around London during the Olympics.