G-AFJB 1938 Foster Wikner Wicko GM1
Barry Davidson tells us that
AIS was approached by Lang Kidby, Director of the above, enquiring what assistance NATS/AIS could render.
AIS was able to offer full route planning, clearances and in conjunction with Heathrow Flight Clearance full flight planning facilities. All approved by Mgr AIS (Ken Stevens) & GM Heathrow, who if I remember rightly was Gordon Doggett. A full route briefing was given, one evening, to all participants in the CTB with AIS Briefing Officers, Heathrow Flight Clearance and the Controller who would be working the aircraft. The briefing lasted 90 mins followed by a Q&A session. Afterwards the participants enjoyed a tour of the CTB.
I attach some photos that were sent in after the event. Not everybody finished due to a variety of reasons, mainly tech, but there were no fatalities.
Just a bit of NATS history!!!
includes N8849, N5848, N140, N5035C, N66546
and an additional photo from Barry