NATS flight stack website is just not clear

I AM still reeling from your report (February 27) on the proposed aircraft holding stack above south Huntingdonshire. I am not entirely sure if I should thank you for bringing such terrible news to the county or chastise you for not insisting on a larger,

I AM still reeling from your report (February 27) on the proposed aircraft holding stack above south Huntingdonshire. I am not entirely sure if I should thank you for bringing such terrible news to the county or chastise you for not insisting on a larger, more in-depth article.

I went straight to the NATS website to search for more information and a place to lodge my opposing views. I was, of course, rather naive in the belief that the National Air Traffic Service would have a simple and concise method for lodging contradicting viewpoints. In fact, instead of a clear and unbiased site, highlighting the arguments for and against moving the flight stack, I find myself still waiting for them to send me an "access password" enabling me to leave my details.

This "Forum" for those of us going to be directly effected by the vast influx of aircraft overhead is nothing of the sort. It is more like a newsletter to shareholders, promoting growth in an already bloated aviation industry.

Personally, I would like to think that those of us who still connect with what is left of the nature of this part of our country will fight tooth and claw not to let this happen. There is so little left of what makes this county beautiful. Let's not let that be blighted by those who would have us believe that this is progress.


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Surely, in an age where we are just waking up to the significance of global warming and of our responsibilities to our children, the people of the Iceni tribe (yes, that's you and I) might stand together and roar once more.

JONATHAN FURBANK

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