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With no air traffic control over Thanet today and an open-day at Maypole, we, the local farm-strip pilots that is, have been trying to work what happens next at Manston.


St Mildred's Bay Sunset

As far as I can work out from reported conversations with pilots and ATC controllers, everything stops from tonight, as the Manston people have only been paid up until today. With no emergency coverage and I assume no insurance as a consequence, this should mean, I'm told, that Manston is now unlicensed, in principle at least and nothing can move. So what happens to all the commercial aircraft on the ground, 747 cargo aircraft and even the Coastguard flight unless they moved out in the last 24 hours?

Answers on a postcard please!



Next weekend, Sunday, is the Woodchurch Wings Airshow over towards Ashford and it's a great family day out if you like airshows. It includes the B17 Flying Fortress Bomber, Sally B, Mustangs, Spitfires and Hurricanes, so don't miss it if you are an aviation enthusiast.

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