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In the center environment, when sectors within a given area of responsibility are slow, they can be combined so a radar team can work a larger proportion of the airspace. Controllers who are not working traffic may be on break, or they may be assigned other duties, such as reading up on new procedures, letters of agreement, general aviation notices, and the ...


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Here's the history, at least for the US. When I hired on, way back in 1985, the FAA had printers based on IBM Selectric mechanisms. They had a two-color ribbon, red and black, and a typeball with capital letters in two sizes, plus a few special symbols. When a strip was printed, color could be selected by the computer for certain items. Callsigns on ...


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