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The role of an air traffic controller is to ensure the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic. As simple and straightforward as it may sound, the job is never easy. To become an air traffic controller, one must undergo a series of rigorous training. Air traffic control cannot function without air traffic controllers. In normal circumstances, they are transparent like electricity: unseen and unheard of unless a predicament arises.
Through the years, the journey of Filipino Air Traffic Controllers was not smooth sailing. We have experienced things that had caused a huge blow not just to the flying public, but also to our morale. We also fought with nature, natural disasters, and other hardships. We wrestled to find the light, we fought for justice, but most importantly, we didn't give up. Giving up isn't part of our nature. We strived, but we move on. We were selfless. All we ever think was the safety of the flying public–that even if we were not allowed to take leaves during Christmas or New Year's Eve, seeing other people reunited with their families was already enough, a reward something that some people will never understand. Together, we have proved how strong our mental fortitude was. Determined, dauntless, and a fighter.
It is not a secret that only a few people know what we do for a living. Some assume that we work under the scorching heat of the sun, guiding the aircraft to its designated parking bay. Others think that our work is easy and others seem to undermine our hardwork, the profession, in reducing the extra time worked-- we cannot accept this. Despite these, we managed to do our job well, guiding the flying public to their final destinations safe and sound. As we celebrate the International Day of Air Traffic Controllers, let us not forget the men and women who keep the skies safe 24/7. We invite air travelers to ponder on the wonder that is aviation, and to sincerely thank all those people - and in particular, the air traffic controllers - who make aviation the amazing achievement that it is.
That is our commitment, that is our dedication.
Safe skies ahead. at Philippines
The struggle was real as I tried to maintain my balance at the ice-skating rink. While most of them were graceful, I just stood near the sign and took a mandatory 'touristy' selfie because why not. Also, winter has finally come. I miss the -13ºC weather though. #takemeback #throwback at Nathan Phillips Square
Sunset in Tacloban City. View from the airport’s control tower. Have a great weekend y’all! at Tacloban City
Toronto CBD and Lake Ontario. Better bundle up, because winter has finally arrived, skipping autumn. at Toronto, Ontario
Winter dusk at the largest city of The True North. March 2019. at Toronto, Ontario
The dawn is breaking. at Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
In the alternate universe, this is what my office looks like. at Davao International Airport
Golden hour plane spotting session with @bfillarc and @notatravelbloggr. I only used my @samsungph Galaxy S10+, and post-processed the photos in Lightroom. Runway 24 was the active runway that time. I had fun catching up with my fellow AVgeeks and it’s been a while since my last plane spotting activity. Tiring, but super worth it. Next time, I’ll bring my camera on our next session. at Manila, Philippines
Today’s sunset. Absolutely beautiful. at Taguig
True enough, Japan has so much to offer. I truly miss this country. Can’t wait to explore Japan again this autumn season! I can wear my favorite trench coats again, and walk at least 20,000 steps without even breaking a sweat. How cool is that? at Osaka
Colder days are coming. 🍂 at Nami Island 닭갈비 사랑 메밀국시
If photographs of you are as close as I can get, then that’s as close as I’ll get.
If the edge of the land, is as close as I can get, then that’s as close as I’ll get.
If right up beside you is as close as I can get, then that’s as close as I’ll get.
I have and always will be, as close as I can get. -IWTFY at Bisha Hotel Toronto
Feeling the 90s vibe. at Sydney Opera House
A sunny but cold weekend in Toronto. Winter is coming! And yeah, took this photo last March, when it was still freezing. 🇨🇦 at Toronto, Ontario
When the air touches water, it makes a mirror. When I touch you, you do the same. at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don't you do the same? - All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr at Sydney, Australia
Waiting for the sunset at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair. Golden hour for the win! at Sydney, Australia
Québec vs. Ontario: Two provinces that are close to each other, but feels like two different countries that are 3,000 miles apart. at Canada
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