GATCO's policy on small drones which was published before the recent collision of a drone and passenger aircraft near Heathrow in April is here. It calls for drone registration, marking and the immediate grounding of all non geo-fenced drones and was formed after careful consideration over the past year.
The Royal Air Force/Royal Navy Air Traffic Management Force has been presented with a GATCO President’s Special Award for its achievements in providing support during Operation Herrick in Afghanistan.
Freddie Frost has been presented with a GATCO President's Special Award for his lifetime achievement in air traffic control. Freddie, who is 82, has had a continuous career in ATC since he became a controller at Southampton airport in 1957.