Mon, Nov 22, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The $9.5 million approved Saturday
night by Congress is a much needed down payment on a large problem.
While it is good news that Congress has given the FAA new money to
hire and train controllers, considerably more resources will be
needed if FAA is to address the serious staffing crisis facing our
nation. Many of our critical air traffic control facilities across
the country are already short-staffed. And the FAA administrator
herself has said that we are looking at a 'tsunami wave of
Source: From (yet another) rant by
the National Air Traffic Controllers Association President
John Carr, while reacting to Congressional action on air
traffic controller staffing. Mind you, he's not altogether wrong...
but NATCA sure is developing quite a rep for whining -- and
twisting facts to suit their purposes -- which is lessening the
impact of their statements each time they speak up.
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