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Matt Molnar
10-04-2010, 12:11 PM
Some NSFW language in here...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFtunP1ytc

Perriwen
10-04-2010, 03:36 PM
Isn't there a ground controller at JFK who's a lot like that?

PhilDernerJr
10-04-2010, 05:17 PM
I thin this is great, but I'm getting tired of the robot voice thing. Why can't people just say it themselves?

Big Tim #70
10-04-2010, 09:33 PM
Isn't there a ground controller at JFK who's a lot like that?

Used to be, last I knew he is at ISP now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyO-bWGxWBU
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyO-bWGxWBU)

lijk604
10-12-2010, 07:33 PM
Yes he is at ISP, he was working tower Sunday morning when I was flying.

puckstopper55
10-13-2010, 09:49 AM
Forgive my lack of knowledge about this stuff, but I always thought most of these planes and airports had some sort of displays and sensors that "knew" where the planes were, using gps or rfid tags. I didnt realize it was most visual.

Matt Molnar
10-13-2010, 11:21 AM
Forgive my lack of knowledge about this stuff, but I always thought most of these planes and airports had some sort of displays and sensors that "knew" where the planes were, using gps or rfid tags. I didnt realize it was most visual.
Only a few major US airports have it, and JFK only got it within the last year I believe.

puckstopper55
10-14-2010, 08:37 AM
For the airports without the sensors, how do they handle the traffic when dense fog rolls in? I know the landings would be less during fog, but I do know most major airports which handle newer plans have the ability to allow the planes to land themselves.

I landed at JFK 2 years ago (on a 777) and I couldnt even see the wingtip. Now that I know they dont have these sensors, I have no idea how they got all the planes off the runway and to the gate

Mateo
10-14-2010, 06:10 PM
For the airports without the sensors, how do they handle the traffic when dense fog rolls in? You hear things like "American 123, have you landed?" "Yes, we have." "OK, taxi via A, B, and C." It takes a lot of mental spatial gymnastics and everybody working together to figure out where everyone else is.

puckstopper55
10-15-2010, 08:07 AM
wow, for an industry with so much technology its amazing that we still do things the same way we did 30 years ago (except the auto landing)

Spunker
10-16-2010, 09:52 AM
OMG Matt that is so funny

Spunker
10-16-2010, 10:00 AM
I feel bad for the JFK controllers some time, it's got to be one of the hardest jobs in the world.