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Old 07-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #1  
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FAA, air traffic controllers agree to new guidance on fatigue – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

The FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association have announced agreement on new fatigue recommendations after numerous incidents involving air traffic controllers sleeping on the job.
Air traffic controllers will now be allowed to listen to the radio and read appropriate printed material while on duty from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. as traffic permits. In addition, the agreement says that air traffic controllers can now request to take a leave if they are too fatigued to work.
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... meanwhile a 23 year old captain and a 19 year old fo are on duty hour 15 running straight into a line of embedded storms that their overworked dispatcher filed them directly into ..

but hey, glad the controllers are getting some better rules, good for them.
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... meanwhile a 23 year old captain and a 19 year old fo are on duty hour 15 running straight into a line of embedded storms that their overworked dispatcher filed them directly into ..

but hey, glad the controllers are getting some better rules, good for them.
Where can I go to be a 23 year old captain? It used to be any regional, but that's no more
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... meanwhile a 23 year old captain and a 19 year old fo are on duty hour 15 running straight into a line of embedded storms that their overworked dispatcher filed them directly into ..

but hey, glad the controllers are getting some better rules, good for them.

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Hmmmm, public or private sector....where should I get my next job? Such a hard decision.
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Air traffic controllers will now be allowed to listen to the radio and read appropriate printed material while on duty from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. as traffic permits
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... meanwhile a 23 year old captain and a 19 year old fo are on duty hour 15 running straight into a line of embedded storms that their overworked dispatcher filed them directly into ..
And that controller can be listening to the radio or reading. But if said CA and FO are at 8000 feet on the climb and make any non sterile cockpit remarks, we will fry them.
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It is amazing how quick the FAA can act when the new media is pressuring them and no Lobbyist from large airlines breathing down their necks.
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