I’ve always wondered what Air Traffic controllers did, for the most part, I knew that they handled the traffic directions of air planes. But I never really saw how they did their things.
I found the video at the bottom on Youtube of a couple of FedEx air traffic controllers directing planes around a storm. It’s actually really cool, I have a friend who does this for the DFW Airport and he tells me that they get so many planes coming in and out that on a heavy traffic day they have to use several officers per screen to make sure that all the planes are at the right distance from each other. They apparently work one 3 hours at a time and then get a 30 minute break just so they don’t get “hypnotized” by the screen and miss planes coming in.