RAF Prestwick

RAF Prestwick

RAF Prestwick is the home of the "Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military)", which is located within the civilian Scottish and Oceanic Area Control Centre, (ScOACC), at the NATS air traffic control (ATC) facility at Prestwick, in Ayrshire, Scotland.

The Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre (Military), or "ScATCC (Mil)" as it is also known, is staffed by RAF Air Traffic Control Officers and Air Traffic Control Assistants. Both military and civilian aircraft are controlled by RAF controllers who provide a variety of air traffic services predominantly outside controlled airspace or within airspace designated as Military Training Areas. An "Alerting & Fixing Cell" is also located at "ScATCC (Mil)", specifically tasked to assist aircraft in distress and/or encountering emergency situations.

In 2003, NATS announced plans to invest £300m in a new ATC Centre at Prestwick, which is planned to become operational in early 2010. It is intended that "ScATCC (Mil)" will continue to share the ATC facilities with NATS in this new building.

The Station Badge shows a Lion, (symbolising strength and valour), holding a shepherd's crook, (symbolising watchfulness), within a turret, (symbolising a place of refuge, strength and safety). The unit motto, "FAIRE AGUS GLIOCAS", is Scottish Gaelic for "Watchfulness and Wisdom".

External links

* [http://www.raf.mod.uk/ RAF]
* [http://www.raf.mod.uk/stations/gen_base.html#prestwick/ RAF Prestwick]
* [http://www.nats.co.uk/ NATS]

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