13 April 2009
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
have you ever wondered what the radio conversation sounds like between a pilot and ATC at a large airport? or, are you a wannabe pilot like me and love to listen in, for training purposes? either way, here's a fun website where you can listen to live, real-time audio feeds from airports around the country. in fact, around the world -- did you know that english is the standard global language used between aircraft and ATC? 'course, if you fly to australia or china or romania, you might have to sort through the local accents, but that's part of the fun! you can choose from channels for approach control, tower, ramp control, departure, and lots more, then sit back and marvel at how rapidly they deliver complex, compact information. very impressive.