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The NEW Control Tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas | by Hazboy
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The NEW Control Tower at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

This will be the new home for all the air traffic controllers at the airport once the martini bar, the strobe lights and the white tigers from the old Siegfried and Roy Show are in place.

 

As I mentioned in my previous picture I got to meet Joe (tossmeanote) in Las Vegas. He works in the tower helping airplanes get to and from Las Vegas without getting lost. Basically when a flight is nearing Las Vegas the air traffic controller on duty will tell the pilot to look for a giant black pyramid (The Luxor) or a fake NYC skyline (New York New York) and land the plane across the street....that's where the airport is.

 

What Joe has learned in 30 years he taught me all I need to know to be a LAS Air Traffic Controller in 3 minutes.

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Taken on September 27, 2014