A dimensionless number used to show the ratio of the amount of
force needed to move a body parallel to the surface on which it is
resting to the amount of force needed to move the body
perpendicular to the surface.
“The facts clearly show that the airlines’
own scheduling practices are a major cause of the
problems... And they can’t expect ATC modernization to
cure all ills.”
Source: AOPA President, Phil Boyer, after
noting that the DOT reported this week that airline flight
delays in June were worse than either May or June of last year. The
airlines jumped on the news to again claim that it is an outdated
air traffic control system and an “unfair” funding
system that's responsible.