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December 6, 2013

Air Traffic Controllers maintain safe airspace

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Capt. Todd Campbell, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron supervisor of flying, looks for aircraft through binoculars in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The supervisor of flying main responsibility is to coordinate what needs to be done between pilots and aircrew.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressors Squadron, takes off Nov. 27, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Pilots assigned to the 64th AGRS simulate and execute adversary tactics to better prepare U.S. and allied forces for possible air-to-air conflict.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Tech. Sgt. Lan Nguyen, 57th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, uses an enhanced terminal voice switch to communicate to other local air control towers in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Air traffic controllers are people trained to maintain the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

Air Traffic Controllers, 57th Operations Support Squadron, prepare for aircraft launches at the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. All ATC specialists must maintain a Federal Aviation Administration Specialist certification to remain qualified. ATC specialists at Nellis AFB manage the flow of air traffic on the ground and in 50,000 square miles of air space.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Tech. Sgt. Katherine Eliason, 57th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller watch supervisor, uses a tower controller workstation in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Communication is vital for air traffic controllers because they must focus on the exact words that pilots and other controllers speak in order to maintain a safe environment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam

Tech. Sgt. Katherine Eliason, 57th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller watch supervisor, uses a traffic counter switch in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Air traffic controllers apply separation rules to keep aircraft at a safe distance from each other in their area of responsibility. Traffic counter switches are used to log how many aircraft landings and take-offs there are during the day.




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