ATC Saves on the Today Show

mbalunda

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This aired this morning on the Today Show. Finally some positive ATC press. This is a much more accurate picture of ATC as opposed to unfortunate string of negative stories lately(Sleeping controllers, drunk administrators, etc)

Flight-mares? no sweat for air traffic controllers - Video on TODAY.com

The second incident occurred in my area at Chicago center. The guy got caught in weather and his equipment had iced up to the point where he wasn't able to follow the ILS into the airport. He went missed 2 or 3 times and was really starting to freak out. Steve is an experienced GA pilot himself so he had a pretty good idea of what the guy was going through. He was able to work everything out with the tower and was able to work him all the way to the ground while giving him adjustments to his course on the way into the airport.
 

jamisjockey

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When I was at S56 a buddy worked a damaged king air into a sat. airport on an ASR approach. It was awesome.