Snow makes airport driving hazardous
Snow and icy conditions made for hazardous airside driving at airports around the UK this week, and the cold snap is set to continue over the weekend and into the start of next week.
Operations staff worked day and night to keep runways, taxiways, stands and airport roads as clear as possible to allow flights to continue with as little delay as possible, and the people using those areas safe.
The specialist snow training provided by AirDAT to London Gatwick's operations staff, a course put in place by AirDAT's new Director of Training, Dave Perry has proved invaluable over the last few days. If there are any positives to be taken from the current climate at LGW, at least the op's staff managed to get plenty of real practice in!
For those working airside over the coming days, please keep you speed down to a minimum and your attention to a maximum! We know it's hard when flights are already delayed, but the consequence of not respecting these conditions can be huge! Take care.