matspart3 wrote:[...] the volume and complexity of air traffic in close proximity to the TMA.
I've seen this mentioned before but don't understand why it's an issue for Booker? I've was based at White Waltham briefly which seems to cope easily with A/G and at Elstree for a longer while where the AFIS is more than is really required - and AFIS has no actual value once you're off the ground anyway. (Rumours had it that Elstree's AFIS was due to the owners wanting to 'raise' Elstree to being perceived as something it really isn't...)
Booker's ATZ is no bigger than others and it is no closer to the Class D (or A) than either of those. I cannot comment on movements but both Elstree and WW are exceedingly buy at times and generally busy at all other times...
What was so special about Booker that the CAA mandated full ATC?
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.