Swearing is off limits
While most high-stress jobs seem to involve a lot of cursing – think of financial traders or commercial fisherman, for example – but swearing is “absolutely” not permitted from ATCs (or pilots), aviator Doug Hanchard explains on quora.com.
Don’t blame ATCs for delays
How many times have you sat on an airplane and heard the pilot attribute a delay to something going on with air traffic control? There are many possible reasons for a delay, including some issue with the aircraft. But ATCs – and pilots – know that most delays are not the fault of air traffic controllers, Heathrow Airport ATC manager Pete Glass tells The Sun. Check out the secrets pilots don’t want you to know.
ATCs will sometimes see UFOs
While pilots seem to be more likely to spot UFOs, ATCs definitely see their fair share. For instance, one night in March 2004, a few air traffic controllers in a Canada airport claimed to spot an unidentified flying object that didn’t appear on the radar. More recently, air traffic controllers in the American northwest coast state of Oregan, said they spotted an unregistered flying object moving at an unusually high speed last October 2018. So, we could be sharing the skies with UFOs? Here are some other things airlines don’t want us to know.
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