Category: General

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How the U.S. Government shutdown is affecting Air Safety

The U.S. government shutdown has ground on beyond a month leaving controllers without a paycheck and some systems under-resourced.

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How To Stop A Drone?

The suspension of flights in and out of Gatwick due to drone sightings has brought the question of How to stop a Drone? into the limelight.

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20 Books that Shaped my Aviation Career

As the world observed International Literacy Day on Saturday 8th September, I paused to reflect on the books that I read that helped to shape my aviation career. I’ve read hundreds of books but here are the ones that have had the biggest impact.

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Maintaining safety as flight operations increase

In 2017, 4.1 billion passengers were carried by scheduled air carriers around the world. This equates to millions of flights which took off and arrived safely at their destination. With such a stellar performance, time out must be taken to acknowledge the collective efforts of aviation team members across the globe which made this possible. Of course there were a handful of flights that did not make it to their destination, but that number is dwindling.

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World celebrates AIS Day on May 15

With aeronautical information service being one of the important pillars for safe and efficient air navigation, the world aviation community is observing World Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) day on May 15, the anniversary of the adoption of Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

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European Air Traffic Control Strikes Hit 1 Million Minutes of Delay in 2016

IATA condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe in 2016.

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How to prepare for a career in air traffic control

Want to be an air traffic controller? Here is a list of recommended reading material for candidates worldwide who want to make ATC a career.

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NTSB presents safety seminar on Air Traffic Control

The National Transportation Safety Board is presenting a seminar regarding air traffic control in the general aviation environment.

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LAX’s air traffic controllers are exhausted; overtime’s up 2,000% in last decade

A record 70.6 million passengers a year now pass through Los Angeles International Airport as it undergoes a multibillion-dollar “world class” modernization. Passenger terminals, like Tom Bradley International, are being remodeled with upscale shopping and dining.

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Drones: 700,000 Problems?

The Consumer Electronics Association has projected that drone sales in the United States would reach 700,000 for the 2015 calendar year. Could these be the source of 700,000 problems?

About Wayne Farley

I am Wayne, a career air traffic controller. Engage me while I share my thoughts, experience, and news from around the aviation world. A post titled “13 Characteristics of an Air Traffic Controller” written in 2010 went viral and established me as the unofficial ambassador of ATC.

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