MP Andrew Tyrie to ‘make case’ for leisure pilots

Andrew Tyrie, MP for Chichester ENGSUS00120121217161741
Andrew Tyrie, MP for Chichester ENGSUS00120121217161741

CHICHESTER MP Andrew Tyrie has spoken out over proposals by TAG Farnborough Airport to increase the volume of controlled airspace.

The airport has applied for about twice the volume that London Gatwick Airport uses to handle 34.2 million passengers a year.

But objectors fear the ‘airspace grab’ and proposed flight path would affect other aerodromes and flying clubs.

Commenting on the proposals, MP Andrew Tyrie said: “No one has really yet explained to me why Farnborough needs 
this airspace.

“It seems to me that the leisure pilots have the better of the argument and I will continue to make the case 
for them.”

Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel and South Downs has also spoken out against the plans.

The consultation period for the plans will end on May 12.