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Mission Planning

The mission planning team work alongside the operations team to coordinate missions. The team undertakes contingency planning and mission analysis. They are the vital link between the operations room and the aircrew.

Task: Provide Air & Space Mission Plans to the STARRSHIP Pilots.

Name: Squadron Leader Doug Smith
Job: RAF Operations Officer
Area: Space Division 5
Role: Mission Planning and Coordination.

Top Fact: Despite having a heart condition, he walked 100 miles of West Highland Way in Scotland with 3 Red Arrows Pilots and raised £10,000 for charity.

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