Controller, John Melecio
-- Boston, MA
an air traffic controller, we are here to provide a service to the flying
public. . . as a controller, you have to be able to look at that situation,
size it in a matter of seconds, and make a decision as to what you are
going to do. There's also the idea of priorities. What is the most important
at this time? Aircraft A, Aircraft B, or Aircraft C? . . . We need to
know what are the pilots' requirements, what are their expectations.
And the same way they need to know what are our requirements. What are
our expectations and limitations. And by maintaining that open end of
communications, we [are] open to new ideas."
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has to be in charge of her classroom just like the air traffic controller.
If an air traffic controller puts his guard down for one second,
think of all the catastrophes that could happen. And I think that's
the way in any teacher's classroom."
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