FAA: Losing

Getting caught watching a movie on a portable DVD player at work is not a good look for any employee. However, when your occupation puts the lives of hundreds or maybe thousands of people in your hands it becomes kind of a big deal.

The Federal Aviation Administration has again made the news. Over the passed few weeks we have heard several reports of air traffic controllers falling asleep while they should have their eyes on the skies. Now, another controller along with their manager have been suspended for watching a movie while on their shift. The situation was called in by a pilot who could hear the soundtrack of a movie playing in the background.

Doesn’t air travel just keep getting more appealing? Along with high prices and intrusive security checks, now we have to worry about sleepy and distracted air traffic controllers.


Posted on April 19, 2011, in News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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