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Features December 2019 Issue

Diary of a Descent

For ATC, descending you from on high to down low isn’t always a snap decision. The air between you and the runway might be thick with complications.

Few things are more annoying to me than when something simple turns complicated. For instance, our local grocery store is only a five-minute drive from our home. Some days, though, unexpected traffic, an unfortunate accident, or construction transforms a five-minute jaunt into a 20 minute slog—usually when I’m in a hurry, too.

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