I recorded one sesion I had as tower in KLAX and just wanted to show the completely mess there is in this airport, people requesting to takeoff and landing from the oposite landing, LUAW without clearance, people staying in the pattern and not having any respect to my commands, asking to take off when there is 5 planes in front, A350 doing aerobatic flight in the taxiway…
I am well aware I made tons of mistakes but giving the situation I think is understandable. If you have free time and a lot of patience I would appreciate watching a couple of minutes of the video and giving me some tips about how to control the situation next time!
I know is probably the worst airport to learn something for ATC but I’m not gonna lie, when the people follow the instructions and everything goes as planned is really stasifactory and maybe is why I keep doing that, hopefully one day I can go the the expert server with people that at least is willing to follow the rules.
Note: I recorded the video with the mic on and it has some weird noises so sorry about that, if is too anoying you can just turn off the sound.
Remarkable points in the video:
8:20 - The C30J just going through everyone to be first in line, doesn’t even contact tower and crosses rwy 25R (I guess maybe with the clearance of ground (I hope)) but then takeoffs from 25Lwithout any clearance.
13:40 - A B772 gets bored of waiting and decides to cross the taxiway because why not
Around minute 18 people starts requesting rwy 7 even tho the flow is in 25 just because, I guess, rwy 7 has color orange and 25 is in red (But the winds didn’t justify a rwy change at that moment and I don’t it could have been possible with so much traffic)
20:45 - Ukraine Intl. doing an air show meanwhile a lufthansa is on final rwy 7 and a MD11 is trying to take off from rwy 7. Just some moments after that the same Ukranian flight is about to land in the taxiway.
Apart from that a lot of people actually follow my instructions even tho probably half of the commands I did that day were not even correct