Trained to control at AAFB

Airmen get experience directing air traffic

By A1C Jackson N Haddon - 97 AMW Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christian Mason, 97 Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, directs traffic on the airfield, Aug. 1, 2017, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Air traffic controllers go through intense training consisting of four phases, needing to be qualified in each to be certified for operations without supervision. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jackson N. Haddon/Released).

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE — With countless aircraft soaring through the air, someone helps guide the pilot in the chair. When four cargo aircraft perform a tactical landing, they contact controllers to ensure understanding. The controllers clear a path, while the pilots do the math. Then the controllers bring them in safely, while navigating airspace
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