Top of the Tower: How Air Traffic Control Keeps the Skies Safe

Episode available starting September 5
Presented Online

Air traffic controllers are in charge of keeping the skies orderly and safe, relaying information to pilots while they are in the air. In this episode, learn about what information air traffic controllers give to pilots as we teach middle schoolers how to fly airplanes. We'll also explore how weather impacts air traffic and what was the hardest day to be an air traffic controller.

The episode will be available at 10 am on September 5. Then, gather your questions and your students and tune in for a live chat about Air Traffic Control with Museum deputy director and pilot Chris Browne on September 12 and 12:45 pm EST.

This episode is made possible by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.