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"Check yourself before you wreck yourself": Travis air traffic control keeps eyes peeled, aircraft flying

A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy taxis onto a runway March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Travis’ flying squadrons perform flight missions on a daily basis to keep the skills of their pilots sharp and their aircraft in good working order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy taxis onto a runway March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Travis’ flying squadrons perform flight missions on a daily basis to keep the skills of their pilots sharp and their aircraft in good working order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, left, listens to Kenneth Breedlove, 60th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, explain aspects of tower operations March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Breedlove also discussed the value of simulation training for air traffic controllers where trainees are allowed the space to fail in a low-threat environment in order to learn best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, left, listens to Kenneth Breedlove, 60th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, explain aspects of tower operations March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Breedlove also discussed the value of simulation training for air traffic controllers where trainees are allowed the space to fail in a low-threat environment in order to learn best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bethany Griswell, 60th Operation Support Squadron air traffic controller apprentice, poses for a photo March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The 60th OSS coordinates the take-off, landing and taxiing of Travis aircraft in a safe and expeditious manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bethany Griswell, 60th Operation Support Squadron air traffic controller apprentice, poses for a photo March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The 60th OSS coordinates the take-off, landing and taxiing of Travis aircraft in a safe and expeditious manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy takes off during a flying mission March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The C-5M is capable of reaching speeds of 579 mph and can carry over 250,000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy takes off during a flying mission March 11, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The C-5M is capable of reaching speeds of 579 mph and can carry over 250,000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

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