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Monday, August 29, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Letter G for ground control


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I flew to earthquake ravaged Christchurch on Friday late afternoon. The day was still light for me to photograph the ground control tower at the Auckland domestic airport.

Thanks to the hard work to these ground controllers, we can feel confident to step into a plane. I recall not so long ago, some idiot took his son to work and let the kid handle the controls.

15 comments:

Ginny said...

They say that the ones who sit in the towers and tell the planes when to land etc., it is the most stressful job!!

Hildred and Charles said...

A great photo, Ann, - nice to know those fellows are there.

photowannabe said...

Yikes, not a comforting thought. Kids on ground control....

Kim, USA said...

The most important area of the airport is ground control. Great shot!

ABC Wed

Roger Owen Green said...

yes, that idiot controller was in the United States, at JFK in NYC
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Don't take your kids to work!!!Yikes that is scary!

chubskulit said...

Imagine how chaotic it would be without a good ground controller? Nice shot Ann.

George said...

This is a good 'G' post. Your statement about ground controllers keeping us safe is right on.

Jama said...

I have a friend who works in the ground control, not at the changi airport tower but on the ground near Changi Beach. They can't see the planes but rely on the electronic gadgets to guide the plane before the tower take over with visual and electronic view of the plane.

magiceye said...

lovely take ann!

lina@home sweet home said...

Don't take your child to work, especially if you are a ground controller...

Halcyon said...

Glad we have these people!

Carver said...

Great photo and idea for G day. That must have been interesting visiting.

Leslie: said...

A friend of mine was a controller and he ended up having to leave because of the job stress. Great shot and good to know they're getting back to normal there.

Leslie
abcw team

Meryl said...

I visited Christchurch twoyears ago - before the earthquake. Lovely city... how is it faring?