Heroes in the Tower

Stories about air traffic controllers that you probably didn’t see on the evening news.

At Amsterdam's Schipol airport in the Netherlands, air traffic controllers oversaw 386,000 takeoffs and landings last year. (Mark Brouwer)
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“I figured: Look, if it was the wrong decision, what’s the worst thing that would happen? I’d be back practicing law sooner than I expected.” Sliney stuck with the FAA until 2003. Today he is back in New York, once again working as a lawyer.

Michael Klesius is a former Air & Space associate editor.

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