This summer we’re going to see more drones in the sky than ever before. So whether you’re new to the hobby and flying for the first time or a veteran drone pilot, here are some useful resources before you take to the skies and best of all they won’t cost you a penny.
With the advent of more sophisticated satellite based navigation systems it’s now possible for aircraft to follow routes with an incredible level of accuracy. That means we’re able to be smarter about airport arrivals using a concept called Linear Holding.
Air traffic control, airline and military operation staff and pilots from both sides of the North Atlantic attended the recent 27th NAMEUR Meeting, which I co-chaired along with Tobin Miller from American Airlines. NAMEUR focuses on how flights both enter and leave the North Atlantic airspace.
My colleagues have discussed how they became engineers with NATS and the importance of women in engineering. However, professional development is important for everyone and is encouraged by NATS. To be awarded a Fellowship by the IET is a tremendous personal achievement.
We’re very proud of our safety record at NATS and, right across the industry, aviation has never been safer. However as the volume of air traffic continues to increase in the UK we have had to find new ways to ensure those standards are maintained and improved.
Airspace is our invisible infrastructure: we might not be able to see it, but it is as important as our roads, our railways and our runways.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are embedded within the skills of people at NATS and keep our operation ticking.