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wannabepilot
09-11-2007, 06:06 PM
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=3587776&page=1


Ottopilot
09-11-2007, 06:41 PM
The Feds are going to step in and fix the air delays caused by the Feds. Something tells me it won't work.

mulcher
09-11-2007, 07:10 PM
They will get to work on in 2025, but then it will be delayed.


Free Flyer
09-12-2007, 07:12 PM
I don't know why we don't employ the same idea as LaGuardia is going to do in 2008. Nothing smaller than 50 seats is going to be allowed to fly into LGA. I could only hope that EWR and JFK would do the same thing. There are just too many airplanes up there. It not only makes the pax upset, but it makes our pilots ticked off too because we get delayed ALL OF THE TIME! However, I'm not employed by the government to make decisions, so I will sit on the ramp and make money.

Box Office
09-12-2007, 11:39 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20724859/

Related article about the broke system.

Cleared4Option
09-13-2007, 04:17 AM
"If airlines don't address this voluntarily," she said, "don't be surprised when the government steps in." -Marion Blakey

Oh, wait... but I am retiring on Thursday... I don't make idiotic policy anymore :(

ewrbasedpilot
09-13-2007, 05:30 AM
One of my best friends from high school was president of NATCA until recently. He told me the air traffic control system would have a complete meltdown by this summer...........he was right. When I spoke to him recently, he told me that this administration has cut the controllers benefits, pay, and whacked away at their workrules. The controllers are bailing left and right, and with no one in the pipeline, it's making things even worse. Funny how there's no money for the safety and upgrading of our air structure, but we have more than enough to p*ss away in the middle-east. The government created this problem, and now they want to screw it up even more. Blakey should have never been in her position in the first place. Amazing how much "favoritism" Bush shows to his friends..................no qualifications equals amazing jobs. And then we wonder why what's happening is happening. Pathetic. I guess their just weren't enough retired/active pilots to help run the aviation industry.:rolleyes::

ILS37R
09-13-2007, 05:40 AM
A friend of mine was recently considering trying to get a job with ATC, what with their current non-qualifications, no-degree hiring process. Though I'm sure she would have made a wonderful controller after the decade or so break-in period, I advised her to look elsewhere. The controllers I know are obscenely overworked and their morale is at an all-time low. It amazes me the professionalism they have to do such a great job in the conditions they're being forced to face.

I suppose that's the way it is with most government bureaucracies: the career people are smart and dedicated, but it only takes one bad appointee at the top to mess up the whole system.

ewrbasedpilot
09-13-2007, 06:30 AM
A friend of mine was recently considering trying to get a job with ATC, what with their current non-qualifications, no-degree hiring process. Though I'm sure she would have made a wonderful controller after the decade or so break-in period, I advised her to look elsewhere. The controllers I know are obscenely overworked and their morale is at an all-time low. It amazes me the professionalism they have to do such a great job in the conditions they're being forced to face.

I suppose that's the way it is with most government bureaucracies: the career people are smart and dedicated, but it only takes one bad appointee at the top to mess up the whole system.

The airline industry is hemorraging due to ATC constraints, and yet the government FAILS to realize THEY are the cause of this problem. Blakey is such a buffoon that she's pushing the age 65 for pilots, yet fails to do the same for controllers.............their age to retire (mandatory) is 55!!!! Talk about out of touch. Apparently controllers are ready for the pasture at 55, but pilots can go another 10 years past them!!! Talk about discrimination. :mad: