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April 2019 Issue

Air Traffic Awareness

Understanding where you are in relation to other traffic is just one element of the situational awareness controllers would like pilots to exhibit more often.

Tom Turner’s February 2019 article, “The Big Picture,” highlighted for me that we should find ways to continuously improve the way we operate within the National Airspace System (NAS) and one way I can help—to give back, if you will—is to try explaining to pilots more about what goes on in the towers, Tracons and Centers throughout the U.S. It’s not mysterious or difficult to understand, but it may be different from what you have been told, or told to expect.

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