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User currently offlineBOACVC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 628 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

A long time ago, in a land not far from the upper mid-west and the Canadian border, I played on the Macintosh classic a game called ATC, where you (in the 1980s) tried to put yourself in a situation of directing incoming/outgoing air traffic into a runway with variable conditions. That was make believe, but with movies like "Pushing Tin", and UA support for ground-air comms on Channel 9, the world of aviation is much more visible and I am sure many (not a.net members) realise it is a very difficult job to do..

Maybe it is time for A.net moderators to consider floating a specific forum for ATC discussions - for example, on the skill of an air controller who had to deal with traffic into an oncoming storm now put to music and available at You Tube: see here

But trolling through the vast you tube archives, there are funny , sad, alarming or just plain interesting clips from key "moments with ATC", that often make you wonder "huh?" and brings some appreciation to the thankless job of ATC crew.. Cheers!

Actually, there are some good instructional videos on ATC ops as well..

Since the amount of material available for discussion/learning experience is vast throughout the internet, perhaps Airliners.net needs to give a specific first-time focus to this very important part of Civil Aviation that affects us all?


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