iFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 497 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3462 times:
This weekend NASCAR comes to Chicago, and like every other year the FAA brings in a mobile control tower to Lewis University Airport and operates it as a Class D airport for the majority of the week.
So my questions are: Where else do they use the mobile control towers? And how many do they have?
26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 868 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3455 times:
KUOX, Oxford, MS uses a mobile tower on football weekends. Going there this Friday in a GLEX for Ol' Miss v. Texas. Traffic pattern is amature hour at its worst and probably the most dangerous thing we do all year.
kpc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
I was in Haiti,Port au Prince, about a day after the earthquake and the US military was using a table near the taxi way as the "tower". It was quite a site. The FAA brought in their trailer a few days later.
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10608 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3341 times:
Is this a mobile ATC in the following photo? It's been at TOA since at least January, when I first took a photo of it. I assume they're doing renovations to the main tower. Looks like it's mounted up on top of a building or trailer or something:
Yes it is. And to answer your question, it is a trailer that seems to be on top of a building. At Lewis there's a mound of dirt from past runway construction that they put it on top of because the trailer itself isn't tall enough to view the entire airport.
stealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5778 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
The first couple of years of the Austalian Grand Prix in Adelaide there was quite an intense amount of air activity, almost a full on airshow as well as the ground activities. The CAA (Predecessor dept to CASA & Air Services Australia) located a portable control tower similar to the one in reply 5 on top of a Hospital near the track
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6474 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3081 times:
Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 10): I've seen a military variant that uses a scissors-jack to lift the entire trailer up. Think catering truck height or above. Naturally, it has some very strong stabilisers...
Hmmm, when the Air National Guard set up a temporary control tower at the local (normally uncontrolled) airfield, they just had a couple of guys sitting at a table (at ground level!), with a pavilion tent over it, and radios and some sort of screen that gave them ATC radar feeds...
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