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The responsible work of a flight dispatcher
Every international flight, whether civilian or military, requires extensive preparations to make sure that the plane reaches its destination without any problems. In the German Air Force, these preparations are carried out by the military personnel of the International Flight Information Service, which is part of the Cologne-based Special Air Mission Wing MoD (Ministry of Defence).
International aeronautical service
“Expect the unexpected” or “Everything is subject to requirements”
Now occupying the post of a systems operator aboard a VIP Airbus, she flies to Djibouti, the USA and lots of other destinations. One of her most recent trips was a flight to India with a delegation of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Still, the job of aeronautical information provider is not just sunshine and roses: Owing to the fact that specialists of her kind are in short supply, Regina is more likely to be deployed abroad than the average German soldier. So far, she has done two tours of duty in Kosovo within the framework of the KFOR mission. Regina does not mind being far away from home. On the contrary, she regards deployments abroad both as an enriching experience and as an integral part of the job of ensuring flight safety by providing essential aeronautical information.
Where is that place called Vanuatu?
Working at an altitude of 30.000 feet
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Words: Norbert Thomas
Pictures: Norbert Thomas, Regina G.
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