FAA exponentially beefed up its control tower staff to prepare for the annual Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., bringing in 60 controllers – out of 150 applicants – 18 supervisors and three operations managers. FAA calls its tower “the Busiest Air Traffic Control Tower in the World.” That slogan hangs on the tower, just below the controller cab. The reason is that during Oshksosh, the tower handled as many as 3,400 flights in 10 hr. While Chicago’s O’Hare tower ...

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