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FAA Tower

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The view from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport from inside Atlanta's FAA Tower

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Bobby Long is the Operations Manager at the FAA Control Tower at Atlanta Airport. According to the FAA web page, controllers in FAA towers like the one in Atlanta guide aircraft as they take off or land and taxi from or to the gate. Their primary function is to separate aircraft on the airport surface. But many airports in the United States don't have towers so controllers at remote approach control facilities guide aircraft into and out of those airports.