U.S. Air Force air traffic controllers working during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1 while deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, November 4, 2019. This BTF is the global employment of U.S. strategic bombers, nuclear and conventional, providing strategic military advantage to achieve national and combatant commander objectives. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Coffer)
Runway 27 taxi to the end.
So, the crucial part about the being in the control tower as far as air traffic controllers are concerned is, we get the mission started. So, when the aircraft is in parking and the aircrew’s doing all their checklists, they’ll depend on us to make sure that we don’t have anything in their way or nothing is going to impede their path to get to and from the runway, so they can get out and execute the mission as quickly as possible. And what we do as the tower is, we ensure that they’re safe, a safety bubble if you will, make sure that nothing’s in their way, nothing gets close to them so they can get out with no worries and we are their literal eyes in the sky and on the ground.