Last week ‚ I hosted a visit by the Ayrshire Association of Business Women (AABW) to NATS Prestwick. ‚ Guests arrived at 1830 and were welcomed with refreshments into the recently opened Conference Suite in the new Air Traffic Control Centre building.
The night was kicked off with a thrilling presentation on the business of NATS, what Air Traffic Control is and images of past, present and old Air Traffic Control in Ayrshire. ‚ Two Air Traffic Controllers then escorted the group into the existing operations rooms, to see live Air Traffic Control and witness the real working environment.
Guests were then treated to a hot buffet in the Viewing Gallery of the new Air Traffic Control Centre, where they could see the stark contrast of what modern life will be like for Air Traffic Control when the new centre goes live later this year.
Everyone had a free goodie bag to take home, which included ‚ NATS branded gifts and their very own flight strip.