§ 72. Sir J. Vaughan-Morgan
asked the President of the Board of Trade what disciplinary action has been taken in respect of the Britannia of Caledonian 282W Airways which violated the regulations concerning low flying when approaching Gatwick Airport at approximately 11.50 a.m. on 5th May.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
At the time the aircraft was being used for a rare type of competency check which is required by the Board of Trade in the interests of safety. This manœuvre involves a slightly more shallow angle of approach than 3° and the aircraft was therefore somewhat lower than usual. I regret the disturbance caused. As much pilot training as is practicable takes place at other airports.