Features February 2016 Issue
Tower controllers aren’t always just working airplanes. They’re watching and recording the weather too, making sure you’ve got the latest and greatest information.
For the moment, we’ll begin with a nickel tour of both the ATC and the national aviation weather systems. Naturally, there’s some overlap between them. The FAA air traffic control system is one big ol’ network. The chain of command begins with the ATC System Command Center in Virginia, which provides oversight and coordination between the biggest ATC facilities, the Air Route Traffic Control Centers.