Just wondering what was the worst ATC slot anyone has expierienced or heard of excluding weather slots as they can go on forever."
A RAF C-130J from Bardufoss to Lyenham got a 03:45 delay CTOT last winter due to staff shortage in London FIR somehwhere. (The Slot Allocation Message give reason and location of delay)
You feel kinda stupid working tower at 23:30 in the evening, 160nm inside the arctic circle, with NO traffic within MANY miles, and you have to hold back traffic due to problems 1200nm away! The way the system works.
How to solve problem, if pilot wants (and if MIL), cancel Flightplan, and re-file with "OAT" slipped in the routing field where the flight cross into affected FIR........