Aircraft stack - check the facts

THE recent news that an aircraft holding point – or stack – may be sited to the south of Brampton has caused the usual round of letters, most of which are not based on any facts, and only serve to send out nightmare scenarios . Your readers might be int

THE recent news that an aircraft holding point - or stack - may be sited to the south of Brampton has caused the usual round of letters, most of which are not based on any facts, and only serve to send out 'nightmare scenarios'.

Your readers might be interested in taking a look at the air traffic radar covering our part of the UK, including aircraft going into and out of Luton, Stansted and Heathrow. The best time is probably one of the three 'rush hour periods', for example between 5pm and 7pm, when any stack would become operational.

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