US Airways - December 2013 - (Page 64)

ATC Tower In the US Airways tower at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, controllers direct planes on the ground from the best seat in the house. Tower Talk by Tara Titcombe Illustration by Lars rehnberg ★ We've all seen the air traffic control (ATC) towers at airports. These towers, which are under FAA control, direct every takeoff and landing. At Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, US Airways has its own tower in addition to the ATC tower. Overlooking Concourse C, the airline's tower guides planes as they taxi to and from gates in a coordinated effort that requires constant communication with the ATC tower and with the 64 december 2013 pilots of each aircraft. "Our main job is to gracefully orchestrate arrivals and departures," says Mike Bryant, director of tower operations in Charlotte for US Airways. Each employee in the tower has a specific responsibility to help ensure that all flights come and go in a smooth and timely manner. They work together to efficiently manage hundreds of arrivals and departures each day.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2013

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Vacation Memories
Hub Crawl: Miami International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Fizz
Diversions: Going Whole Hog
Diversions: Time Travel
Style Spotlight: Holiday Bling
Adventure: North Carolina's High Country
Adventure: Arizona Story
Adventure: Sled Dog Racing
Gear Up: Stocking Stuffers
Great Escapes: Charleston Place Hotel
Great Escapes: Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC
Travel Feature: Costa Rica
US Airways: Tower Talk
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Health Matters: Miami Foot and Ankle Surgery
Charlotte, USA
Must Read: I Got Schooled
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - December 2013