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Heathrow Director

Mon Sep 18, 2000 7:16 am

Does anyone know why Heathrow approach control is called "Heathrow director"? Thanks...just wondering.

RE: Heathrow Director

Wed Sep 27, 2000 2:16 am

Hi Modesto 2,

I can't speak for Heathrow, but at Manchester they have:

APPROACH:- Takes flights which are just coming in to that airports airspace and they begin to vector the aircraft towards the runway and the ILS. At busy times (ie. all the time at Heathrow) these aircraft will be transferred to

DIRECTOR:- Which then puts the planes on the ILS (ie. He vectors them on the final part of the apprach. The aircraft will then call Tower and be given landing clearence.

Hope this helps!

Manchester, UK

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