Air Traffic Control: Keeping eyes in the sky

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  • By Senior Airman Alan Ricker
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Air traffic controllers follow safety measures by using binoculars to continually monitor the flightline March 24, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Binoculars are only one of several pieces of equipment the shop uses to ensure flightline safety. Crews also utilize an Enhanced Terminal Voice System to grant flightline drivers permission to cross the airfield, control the intensity of airfield lighting, and monitor aircraft in a 60-mile radius with radar systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)