How Air Traffic Control Works To Keep Aircraft Flying Safely

When most of us step onto a commercial flight, we take for granted the job that air traffic controllers do, not to mention the systems that enable aircraft to navigate successfully. There is quite a lot involved in air traffic control; let’s investigate how it works.

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This is pretty interesting if you enjoy ATC! I was supposed to tour OAK’s tower last March but covid… so I hope to do it soon. I have lots of questions written down!