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April 01, 2005

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Because of strong wind and rain, today's flight lesson was canceled. Instead, the ground school was very interesting. We went on an excursion to the Boundary Bay Airport Control. Of course it was my first experience of seeing inside a control tower. Without any special checks, our group of 20 students went into the tower. The control room was a spacious and pleasant space, surrounded with overhung windows of 360 degrees. The room was dark except the lights of some radar or other instruments. It was cool! Two young controllers explained about air-traffic controls and did some demonstrations turning on and off the landing lights or displaying the radar. It was a precious experience for me.

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