Saturday, August 21, 2010

behind the scenes

Went on a private tour of NorCal TRACON at Mather Field with Will, Tom, Greg, and Steve today...quite awesome. It's the air traffic control center that handles pretty much all of northern California air traffic, keeping the air space running smoothly and handing off to local towers [found this guy's blog entry that says it all much better than I could].

Our guide Tori was quite teh hawsum, spending as much time with us as we could have wanted, and making sure we got to see everything we could and ask as many questions as we wanted. We got to talk with the controllers, some awesome conversations and people...it's amazing the amount of information they need to know and juggle in their heads. Next time I start to feel a bit overwhelmed, I just have to think about what they deal with every day. Somehow dealing with a dying computer just pales in comparison...

2 comments:

Todd said...

Non-sequitor:

Happy Birthday, old friend.

stacey said...

Thank you, my friend...