Reply to post: Re: "Virgin Galactic has remained tight-lipped over what happened"

Virgin Galactic cleared to fly again after a spell on Federal Aviation Administration's naughty step

steelpillow Silver badge

Re: "Virgin Galactic has remained tight-lipped over what happened"

The pilots will respond differently next time - they will notify ATC.

In the original incident, they didn't because they were neither briefed nor obliged to do so. They will be next time.

From now on, ATC will have the final say over whether the mission must be aborted.

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