Treeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
We all love to talk about commercial aviation and look at all of the cockpit, exterior and interior shots of aircraft but one thing I would love to see more of are photos of ATC towers, mainly interiors.
To me it is a very special thing and a tasks (well many tasks actually) performed by some very special and dedicated people. Most of us will never fly aeroplanes nor will we ever get to work in a control tower directing jets on the ground, runway and air - the closest we will ever get are pictures.
So to you all if anybody has photos of the interior of ATC towers I really think people would appreciate seeing them - I know I will!!
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
Thanks for the kind words, I know my fellow co-workers on a.net will also appreciate them.
I know it is difficult to find pictures in RADAR rooms, towers, and centers....and even though you want to see that you won't get a true feeling for the operations as much as if you have the ability to get to a facility for a tour. Most pilots are able get into ATC facilities for a tour simply by coordinating it over the phone with the local AT facility.
So enjoy your local spot and thanks for the thread!
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
P3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1925 times:
TREENY, thank you. If you are interested in how ORD operates go to www.BigAirport.com then click "safety." Once there, you will find descriptions on the various positions at ORD ATCT as well as answer questions on how ZAU (Chicago ARTCC), C90 (Chicago TRACON) and ORD ATCT work with each other. It also offers some insight as to our "method to the madness."