Sunday, August 12, 2007

Listen to Air Traffic Controllers

If you're interested in hearing what air traffic controllers and pilots talk about, go to, a site dedicated to all things ATC.
You can listen to live or recorded ATC conversations (the live link is here).

Also, on their homepage, they have an NBC piece titled "Gateway Gridlock" that explains how a 15 minutes delay of a plane in JFK causes major delays in ORD and DEN.
According to the article, the 3 busiest airports in the US are:
  1. ATL - which is actually the busiest in the world (86,000,000 passengers a year).
  2. ORD
  3. LAX
Yep, back to airport codes. And here are some more for you:
ATL, CVG, YUL, SFO - these are the 4 airports I visited last week.
If you know what they are (no peeking! this is not a Google contest :)), post a comment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read an article recently that O'Hare re-overtook Hartsfield in '05. Not that that's a distinction we really want here in the Second City. We like being second. (Or are at least comfortable with it.)

Interesting to note that the airport that has held the longest distinction as World's Busiest Airport is Chicago's Midway...from 1932 to 1962 before Orchard Downs (ORD) took over. (Ref: Wikipedia)

Listening to air traffic controllers? thanks. Nor do I want to know how sausages are made, so please don't blog on that.