Life with a View (Paperback)

Memoir of an Air Traffic Controller

By Robin A. Smith

iUniverse, 9781532023163, 244pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2017

List Price: 13.99*
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Ever wonder what it takes to become an air traffic controller? Or how controllers make the whole complex system work? Life With a View is a memoir written by a former controller who uncovers all the secrets. Follow the author and get a look through the tower windows and behind the radar room doors. Robin Smith offers his unique translation of the second language learned and perfected by air traffic controllers and pilots--and no one else. He expounds on the humor controllers use to check emotions and conflicts and prevent the wheels from coming off.

The author gives his readers an insider's look into a very small community comprised of dedicated professionals who chose a career field that is challenging in many ways. The complexity of this job is compounded exponentially when a controller is scheduled to work weekends, mid-watches, and holidays--sometimes all in the same week.