However, another air controller
, who was also present at the control tower, stated the fighter jets made an abrupt turn in the direction of the tanker, which "escalated" the event, leaving her little time to handle the situation.
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It is inappropriate that the air controller
stayed away from his position for such a long time at a time of day when regular air traffic volume is typically high, the ministry said.
He served on the front line in Afghanistan at Christmas 2007 as a Forward Air Controller
. He is due back in the new year.
He served for 10 weeks in the country as a forward air controller
during 2007-08 directing jets dropping bombs on Taliban positions in Helmand province.
Name of the deputy air controller
in Smolensk: Viktor Anatolievich Ryzhenko.
Lieutenant Harry Wales served in Afghanistan's Helmand Province as a forward air controller
directing air strikes for ten weeks in 2007-08 and he has made no secret of his wish to return.
The inquest previously heard that grid co-ordinates communicated between an air controller
and a US weapons officer "did not s marry up"before the bomb was dropped, killing Privates Aaron McClure, 19, Robert Foster, 19, and John Thrumble, 21.
Sergeant Mark Perren, a forward air controller
, passed on the order to the US aircraft.
Cpl Mather decided to become a Forward Air Controller
after seeing the Joint Tactical Air Controllers
and the Fire Support Teams on an exercise in Arizona and describes it as by far the greatest and most challenging job he has done in the Armed Forces.--Courtesy MoD
Vietnam above the treetops; a forward air controller
"This is especially useful when the air controller
and other observers do not have line-of-sight to the target and therefore cannot determine its location by lasing," said a Rand Corp.