Say Again? #6:
Decisions, Decisions ...

Ever seen a controller stop off at 31-Flavors at the end of a shift? No? Ever wonder why? By the end of the day, evening, or night (as the case may be), that friendly voice on the ATC frequency has been making several decisions a minute for eight hours or so. The ATC decision-making process has a profound impact on those of us who fly within the system. Don Brown, the NATCA Safety Representative at the Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, fills us in.

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