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5 people that make flying a plane possible

Illustration: Marcelo Cáceres

Many employees help with the takeoff procedures. Learn about what five of them do

 

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Air traffic controller

An aeronautical professional, and the control tower is one of the places where they can work. From there, they authorize takeoff and landing procedures and manage the operation of aircraft on the runways and in the surroundings of the airport.

 

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Pilot

The most visible among the people responsible for takeoff. They execute the maneuvers and keep in touch with all the areas of transportation services.

 

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Marshaller

They direct the movement of aircraft on the ground, guarantee compliance with safety procedures on the platform, and work together with the control tower.

 

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Flight activities officer

Responsible for the paperwork associated with flights (for the pilots and aeronautical agencies). This includes flight plans, meteorological conditions, and information about payload.

 

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Meteorologist

They prepare information about weather conditions that’s distributed to all users of the aeronautical system.