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Old Mar 11, 19, 4:50 pm
Heathrow Tower
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LHR Air Traffic Control
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post

I was trying to say that there would surely need to be an underlying reason (fuel etc.) to require expedited communication with ATC, rather than just being unable to get through at a particular point in time. Iím certainly not trying to quibble with Heathrow Towerís SME knowledge.
Regardless of fuel state, flying around LHR at a few thousand feet not in contact with ATC is as near as damn an emergency situation!
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