Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Game of Two Halves

Apparently, there’s a mini World Cup football tournament taking place at Newington Primary School in Ramsgate on Friday. I’ve been asked by Kent County Council to fly over with a banner with “YIP – World Cup 2006” written on it and simultaneously take photographs of hundreds of children who will be carefully positioned to wave at the aircraft from the soccer pitch.

I hadn’t quite realised how close the school is to the approach for Manston’s runway 28 and so the first call of Friday morning will be to ATC with a polite request for their operational approval to run up and down on the edge of the airport. I hope nothing large is scheduled to arrive at 11:50am while I’m sitting in the way.

I’ll post any photos here later on Friday.

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