Above it All…

July 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

pink shirt paced tower at Oshkosh

pink shirted fast-paced tower at Oshkosh

There are twenty million stairs leading up to the cab of the control tower at Oshkosh.

Maybe not that many, but with the elevator out, it seemed more like Jacobs ladder
than a government issued staircase.

Once atop the stairs I got to spend a quality twenty minutes watching the three four-person
controller teams work the traffic.

Oshkosh tower works more traffic than O’Hare on certain days and at O’Hare they don’t
have to work with non-radio aircraft, blimps, helicopters, space ships, giant A-380s, the
Thunderbirds and flying parachutes.

Quite a view. These controllers have to be the hardest working people at the fly-in.


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