Flight Plan Follies

How do controllers get flight plans shipshape behind the scenes? Through basic housekeeping, creative workarounds, and the occasional resurrection.

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While pilots and air traffic controllers work with each other daily, perhaps we don’t often think about the nitty-gritty details and problem-solving taking place on the other side. When everything appears to be running smoothly, there’s nothing to worry about, right? If I’m your controller for the moment and tell you, “Proceed direct [FIX],” it’s […]
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