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Old FAA ATC Film

Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:04 pm

Saw this on Flyertalk, and thought I'd share it here.

http://youtu.be/uX66lrGqhOI

Basically, it's an overview of how ATC worked in the late 50's/early 60's. Not too far from today, but things have become much, much more friendly technology-wise.
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:06 pm

Hey, thanks for that, a real little gem,loved the suits.
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:26 pm

When did an airport like LAX lose the GCA/PAR controller?
 
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:55 am

Nice one....Something about the style in those days  
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:22 am

LOL! Oh my god, what a great video. So much has changed and yet so much hasn't. This should absolutely be required viewing for all new hires. My favorite part was the airplanes on motorized sticks at the academy, that and the shrimp boats.

Quoting timz (Reply 2):
When did an airport like LAX lose the GCA/PAR controller?

Decades ago, I'd think. Civilian controllers haven't done PAR approaches in ages!
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:45 pm

Maybe I've watched "Airplane!" too many times, but every time the video panned over to his seat-mate I half expected him to be dousing himself in gasoline or pulling out a samurai sword...
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:32 pm

Great video, it was funny because in class we were just talking about the history of ATC and how it has changed.
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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:45 pm

"Last year in this country [USA], there were more than 26 million take offs and landings."

I wonder how many that is now? Anyone know? I did google but couldn't find any reliable sources of information. Just out of curiosity  

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RE: Old FAA ATC Film

Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:28 pm

Wow at the start when the helicopter lands and people walk away the rotor looks very close to the wing of the aircraft
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Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:44 pm

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