Air Traffic Control at RAF Woodvale 2005
The following web page contains stills from a video made in 2005 about
Air Traffic Control at RAF Woodvale.
The video was presented to the children of Year 2 at Cedars Combined
school, Newport Pagnell. The captions are taken directly from the video
Woodvale is a Royal Air Force flight training station.
At Woodvale the RAF use Tutor T1 training aircraft.
Woodvale is also the base for Merseyside's police helicopter.
The station even has its own fire engine.
At the beginning of each day equipment is tested in the control tower
Weather conditions are very important to pilots. At regular intervals
during the day Air Traffic Control staff measure various things associated
with the weather, such as ....
wind speed and direction,
air temperature and dew point.
Finally, before flying can start, the runways are inspected, by Land
Rover, for any damage or debris.
The video concludes with a sequence of air traffic control / flying
clips all strung together with some suitable cheesy "royalty-free"