Here is the SITREP:
Radar is down, and there is a large flight of civillian aircraft inbound. The tower is in trouble and needs you to get up there and count the number of airborne aircraft in the vicinity.
The facilities chief is working on the radar now, and it is expected to be operational shortly, but we need you to get into the air NOW.
Count only airborne airplanes and report back ASAP.
** Shout out to my Wattflyer brother LipoPilot who inspired this production!