riverrock wrote:My understanding was an ATC Unit can authorise them - so not at anywhere that doesn't have an ATC Unit unless they get an exemption.
Its possible for them to be pre-arranged at Prestwick with ATC (for example) but then PIK is used to dealing with military traffic.
However an ATC unit likely has their own safety case to be able to justify allowing them, so they wont automatically say yes.
ATC can authorise land afters which have specific criteria specified by in MATS Part 1 which may be elaborated in MATS Part 2 but that is different from formation use of the runway which is something I may choose to remind a pilot of, particularly if the aerodrome doesn’t have a generic Rule 10 exemption, but ultimately I will generally assume they know what they are doing and complying with the law i.e. THEY have the exemption.
Interesting this should come up because I believe this is quite topical with the Regulator