If you have friends and family flying this week, you can track their flights, and listen to the air traffic. It’s very interesting. I really admire Air Traffic Control people–all of our lives depend upon them, and their tasks come at them very fast.
Lots of airports have broadcasts (O’Hare’s was down the other day). But the best is JFK:
(You can also look at a map of all flights arriving and landing–which looks like a bewildering mix of red and green).
(You start with either the CAMRN sector or the ROBER sector–it seems that CAMRN does national flights while ROBER does the trans-Atlantic Route)
Then you move to JFK Final Vector.
Then you move to JFK Tower