Practical information: why are the windows of the control towers tilted at 18 degrees

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The windows of control towers air traffic are not systematically inclined at 18 degrees in all installations. However, there are a few reasons why some control towers have tilted windows:

  1. Reduction of reflections and glare : Tilting windows can help reduce glare from the sun and artificial lights inside the control tower. This allows air traffic controllers to better see radar screens and aircraft movements.

  2. Reduction of heat and brightness : By tilting the windows, we can reduce the amount of direct light and heat that enters the interior of the control tower. This helps create a more comfortable working environment for controllers.

  3. Improved visibility : Tilting windows can also help improve visibility by reducing distortions caused by reflections and viewing angles.

  4. Aesthetics and design : The tilt of the windows can also be a matter of architectural design, giving the control tower a distinctive appearance.

It is important to note that the specific design of a control tower can vary depending on a variety of factors, including geographic location, local weather conditions, safety considerations, and designer preferences. Therefore, not all control towers necessarily have the same window inclination.

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