Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Professionals in action
No matter if you understand ATC (Air Traffic Control) chatter or not, listening to the Oshkosh EAA ATC handle all the flight traffic in and out of OSH is pretty cool. Not only are they juggling an amazing amount of aircraft with varying flight performances, but they've made the main runway into three runways with colored dots and have multiple planes landing on these dots at the same time.
They handle issues with utter calm and Chuck Yeager cool and are super courteous in the process welcoming new arrivals to Oshkosh and thanking pilots who've changed their flightpaths on the fly to make it all happen. The occasional accolade for a great landing or superb piloting is appreciated by all I'm sure.
Point your browser here and take a listen. Click on KOSH #2.