Typical flyaway operation

Because there is such a wide variation of situations for flyaway operations, it is perhaps most useful to look at a particular scenario.

Let us imagine that the story is a major international one; for example, in the aftermath of the attacks on New York and Washington of 11 September 2001. During the US reprisals against Afghanistan, there was a major newsgathering presence in Pakistan. All the major TV networks were there, and there was a considerable presence in Islamabad and Peshawar in Pakistan.

A typical operation would have been based at a hotel. Four or five star international chain hotels offer a number of benefits for flyaway operations – there are often extensive grounds or roof areas for the rigging of the ...

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