Thinking about tackling the crowded skies around Atlanta? Get a sneak peek of what you’re in for at ATCMonitor.com.
The website recently expanded its coverage of the airspace surrounding Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest air terminal, adding near real-time radar video and pilot-controller radio communications from the Atlanta regional Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) center, to existing coverage of flights being handled by air traffic controllers at the Atlanta Center Air Route Traffic Control Center, located in Hampton, Ga.
Other features include live weather radar maps, aerial navigation charts, a discussion forum, a chat line, information and photos of Hartsfield’s $5.4-billion expansion, and a databank of “how-it-all-works” information about the nation’s Air Traffic Control system.
“Our goal with ATCMonitor.com is to take people behind the scenes to view the air traffic control system at work from an air traffic controller’s point of view,” said ATCMonitor.com CEO Joel Lesser. “Yes, the radar view of all those airplanes moving precisely across the display is fascinating, but we want this site to be more than interesting. We want it to explain some of the magic behind keeping the skies uncongested.”