The second plane was tracked away from the harbor by the radar control
unit, and after it had disappeared at long range, the all clear was sounded.
Working on motor torpedo boats in the Irish Sea, after being rescued from sinking in 1942, he joined the Radar Control
Unit at Kingswear, Devon, and equipped all MTBs with 35-mile radius radars.
National Air Traffic Control Services said they had not provided a radar control
service for the flight.
An Eastern Airways spokesman, said: "Our aircraft was under Newcastle radar control
after take-off from Newcastle and had reached 16,000ft when air traffic control instructed our pilot to alter his directional heading due to a military aircraft in the vicinity.
The job: I am trained in aerodrome and approach radar control
. Both involve speaking to pilots via radio to issue instructions in order to keep planes separate.
Its radar control
is four times faster than that of competitive models, so operators can essentially work up to four times faster.
We are a minority (30 percent) user of expensive, radar-based control, and frequently not for our own needs but only because FAA has expanded its radar control
over more territory.
Barney, who has 37 years' service in radio and radar control
, is as proud as punch with his adventurous daughter.
Both aircraft were receiving a radar control
service from the air traffic control centre at West Drayton in west London.
Full duplex operation is required to accommodate radar control
signals originating at the Center.
For descriptive purposes, the WSR-88D unit can be divided into two parts; the radar subsystem that is composed of an antenna, a transmitter, a receiver and ground clutter cancelers, and a dedicated signal processor; and a data analysis and display that is composed of the radar control
processor, meteorological analysis and product generation processor, display processor, and associated communication ports and color displays.
A radar control
system is catching drivers who speed up to run a red light.