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  • Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers...

    06/06/2018 12:04:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Shame on Trump for continuing Obama’s insane policy of hiring air-traffic controllers based on race instead of merit! When Obama was president, he abandoned the old system of hiring qualified air-traffic controllers who had a college degree in air-traffic control and/or were military veterans with aviation experience, because too many of these people were white males. Obama then replaced the old system with a new system that tried to achieve racial diversity by asking applicants how many different sports they had played when they were in high school. I explain this below in detail.But first, I want to post this new...
  • The Airport Control Tower Is No Place for Racial Redress

    06/06/2018 4:28:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2018 | Jason L. Riley
    Andrew Brigida is the son of a former New York City police officer. When he was 12, his family moved to a suburb of Phoenix, and at the urging of a neighbor he decided to become an air-traffic controller. In 2013 he graduated with two aviation-related bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University, one of the dozens of schools with which the Federal Aviation Administration has partnerships to vet candidates for its air-traffic-control training program. Graduates of these Collegiate Training Initiative schools then must pass the Air Traffic Selection and Training exam, or AT-SAT. This eight-hour test is designed to assess...
  • Obama put diversity over safety at FAA

    06/05/2018 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    OneNews ^ | 6/3/2018 | Michael Haverluck
    The Obama administration’s hiring rules for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic controllers placed diversity ahead of safety, says an attorney suing the federal agency for putting American passengers at risk. Former President Barack Obama changed the FAA’s rules for hiring air traffic controllers so that applicants must pass a diversity test before being considered – an added step in the initial process that is argued to put millions of passengers and crew members as risk. “For decades, the selection process for the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers was rigorous,” TheBlaze reported. “After all, one minor mistake could...
  • Obama-Era FAA Hiring Rules Place Diversity Ahead Of Airline Safety, Attorney Tells Tucker Carlson

    06/02/2018 5:53:44 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-2-2018 | Amy Lieu
    The safety of America's airline passengers is being compromised for the sake of diversity in hiring air traffic controllers, an attorney suing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson on Friday. During the Obama administration, the FAA replaced the previous hiring standards with rules designed to increase diversity among air traffic controllers, attorney Michael Pearson said. “A group within the FAA, including the human resources function within the FAA -- the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees -- determined that the workforce was too white,” Pearson told Carlson. “They had a concerted effort through...
  • Obama makes changes to FAA because too many white males were passing their classes [flashback]

    06/01/2018 9:02:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 5, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes The Obama administration has abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school.The Federal Aviation Administration has stopped giving preferential treatment to air-traffic controller applicants who had passed classes from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S., because too many of the people who passed these classes were...
  • To Promote Diversity, FAA Favors Air Traffic Control Applicants Bad at Science and Unemployed

    06/01/2018 6:50:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As a small-plane pilot, I keep up on aviation news, subscribing to multiple magazines, websites and podcasts devoted to flying. So it is a measure of just how hard the Obama admin worked to hide this outrageous story from the public that I had never heard about it until Tucker Carlson brought it to light this evening. Turns out, diversity activists during the Obama era decided that there wasn’t enough diversity among air traffic controllers. So, without a vote, the Obama FAA scrapped its merit-based rules and replaced them with a system contrived to benefit “diverse” applicants. As Tucker explained...
  • PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it...

    04/11/2018 10:35:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: "PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it crashed onto golf course killing all six on board" Four of the six people who died when their private plane crashed during a flight from Arizona to Las Vegas on Monday have been identified as Instagram stars, models and nightclub promoters. Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed into a golf course moments after taking off...
  • Ten-month-old French Bulldog puppy dies on a United Flight after air crew 'order its owner...

    03/13/2018 6:32:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 13, 2018 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Ten-month-old French Bulldog puppy dies on a United Flight after air crew 'order its owner to put it in overhead compartment' A ten-month-old French Bulldog puppy has died after a United Airlines flight attendant allegedly told the dog's owner to put it in the overhead compartment. The owner boarded United Flight 1284, from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to New York's LaGuardia, on Monday, with her puppy in its carrier. But fellow passenger, June Lara, who sat behind the owner on the flight, told Chron.com that a member of the flight crew said the animal should go in...
  • Exclusive: Trump privately pushing personal pilot to run FAA

    02/26/2018 8:58:16 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/26/18 | Jonathan Swan
    The president’s personal pilot is on the administration's short list to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Trump has told a host of administration officials and associates that he wants John Dunkin — his longtime personal pilot, who flew him around the country on Trump Force One during the campaign — to helm the agency, which has a budget in the billions and which oversees all civil aviation in the United States. What I'm hearing: One industry insider equated this to the Seinfeld episode when Cosmo Kramer used his golf caddy as a jury consultant. A senior administration official told me...
  • FAA investigates ANOTHER Air Canada incident at San Francisco Airport (tr)

    10/24/2017 2:13:31 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/2017 | James Gordon
    The Federal Aviation Authority is investigating why an Air Canada plane ignored repeated orders by an air traffic controller at San Francisco International Airport to abort a landing over the weekend. Air Canada flight 781 from Montreal was given initial clearance to land but the air traffic controller then gave six orders to 'go around' and abort its landing because it believed another plane may still have been on the runway. The pilot landed the plane anyway.
  • America's Unfriendly Skies

    09/19/2017 6:02:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Liberals love to portray Republicans as the party of the rich and powerful. The GOP has tried, valiantly, to shed that criticism -- but then why are so many in the party defending the special interests of private- and corporate-jet owners over the interests of the rest of us? Do Warren Buffett and LeBron James really need taxpayer subsidies to jet across the country? At issue here is the proposed modernization of the operations and pricing of America's air traffic control system. President Donald Trump has proposed an air traffic control upgrade that would take the system out of the...
  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...
  • Senate bill ditches Trump plan to privatize air traffic control

    06/23/2017 7:29:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Republicans excluded a proposal to privatize the nation's air traffic control system pushed by President Trump and some Republicans from a major Federal Aviation Authority reauthorization bill The Senate bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration keeps the air traffic control system under the jurisdiction of the FAA, despite a June 5 push by Trump and House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., to put it under the control of an independent board. The Senate legislation comes a day after the House Transportation Committee introduced its own FAA reauthorization bill, which calls for privatizing the air traffic control system....
  • Look Who Wants States and Communities to Control Drone Regulation

    06/21/2017 9:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wants drones regulated, and she wants them regulated now. And, along with strong bi-partisan support, the goal is to have them primarily regulated at the state and local level. It won’t happen in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled last month the Federal Aviation Authority lacks authority to regulate drone use by hobbyists or to require they register their drones in a national database, and legislation the senator introduced to regulate drones in the last Congress went nowhere. So she has opted for another approach. She has joined forces with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,...
  • Trump to announce plan to privatize air traffic control: reports

    06/05/2017 7:45:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/4/17 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump will reportedly introduce a plan on Monday to privatize the air traffic control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration this week as part of a broader push for infrastructure reform. The Washington Post reports that Trump will instruct Congress to pursue privatizing air traffic control and spin it off into a nonprofit corporation. Trump could send principles for the plan to Congress as early as this week, according to the report. Trump will be joined by the CEOs of several major airlines as he makes his air traffic control announcement, ABC News reported Sunday evening.
  • SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child's seating

    05/04/2017 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 210 replies
    abc7.com ^ | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:36PM | By Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son. The Schear family of Huntington Beach says they were flying from Hawaii to Los Angeles last week when airline staff asked them to give up a seat occupied by their 2-year-old son and carry him on their laps for the duration of the flight. They tried to refuse and argued with airline staff, but say they were threatened with being sent to jail. "You have to give up the seat or...
  • With eleven days to go, FAA's BasicMED may not occur but 2016 Congressional law will happen

    04/20/2017 2:24:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    S.2658 — 114th Congress (2015-2016): cancels the requirement for a pilot to hold at least a 3rd class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of private pilot in most cases. "The FAA may not take enforcement action against a pilot for not holding a valid third-class medical certificate unless the FAA has published final medical certification regulations in the Federal Register". The FAA was given one year to publish regulations governing this. The DOT/FAA responded with a set of rules for this, to take effect no later than 1 May 2017. That is eleven days away and the rules, paperwork,...
  • I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

    04/13/2017 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 145 replies
    The Pilot's Wife ^ | 4/11/17 | AngeliaJGriffin
    f there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story. On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later. Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was...
  • Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap

    04/03/2017 4:48:29 PM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/3/2017 | Nicole Chavez
    Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap
  • HARRISON FORD: 'I'M THE SCHMUCK WHO LANDED ON THE TAXIWAY'

    03/24/2017 3:49:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/24/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway." TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower. The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing. Ford explain why he was confused ... a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway. Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John...