A new air traffic control "simulator room" has just gone online near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Below the space station, thousands of planes make their way from city to city each day and air traffic controllers play a vital role in keeping everyone safe.
The new simulator allows students wishing to become air traffic controllers the opportunity to learn, without actually attempting to land real planes.
Using large screens instead of tower windows, the simulator room places trainees in a realistic air traffic control setting so they can better understand airport operations and to safely enhance the training process.
Simulated conditions can include light or heavy ground and air traffic; day, dusk, and night settings, and different weather conditions.
The new facility is also used by the Akron-Canton Airport, the Toledo Airport, and the Detroit Metro Airport.
WKYC Photojournalist Mike Greene has the story.