In 1993 or 1994 an Air Traffic Services tower was built at Katima Mulillo airport.
The tower has been out of service for more than two years now.
…and here is Namibia’s Chief ATC on an inspection in August. This desk will be used for the operational position and as you see there is a possibility to have an assistant if the future development should require it.
The equipment is modern – from left a computer with internet and a telephone panel, then the information display with meteorological data, then radio (normal and emergency) followed by strip-printer, another com-panel, flight-plan system and the control of entry access to the tower.
Although the tower is not very high you do see the final for runway 27 and the runway threshold. You also see the terminal building and the apron. The building closest to the tower is the meteorological centre.
…and finally the view over the final for runway 09.
Katima Mulilo airport will soon be a controlled airport again and the controller will have a great workplace!