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A film crew recently wanted to shoot some footage of our local lifeboat. They also wanted to get some footage of an exercise with the Coastguard helicopter. These helicopter/lifeboat exercises happen about twice a year if you are lucky. They can be cancelled due to bad weather or if the helicopter is called into service. So a great training occasion for both crews can easily be missed.

When they discovered that a film crew were involved the CAA determined that it now was classed as an "Air Display", and as such would need much paperwork and weeks of delay. This resulted in the exercise being cancelled. So much for good (free) publicity :(

Anon. because of stuff.

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