|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):|
Let's hopethey get some that have better short term memoray
|Quoting Eskimo1 (Reply 3):|
Unfortunately I think that there will be a major accident on U.S soil before anyone is persuaded to make drastic changes to the system. I hope that is not the case, but, you know how people are, they wait for something bad to happen before they take any action.
|Quoting DL777Dude (Thread starter):|
It seems to me that there are some critical issues at US airports due to understaffed or overworked ATC's as we are hearing more and more reports about these issues lately
|Quoting P3Orion (Reply 10):|
Please do not think that I am complaining, far from it. I love being a controller and working at ORD is a blast. I enjoy going to the Tower every day and I am grateful/thankful for my career. I am just answering DL777Dude's question from my perspective.
|Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 14):|
The air traffic controllers in the USA are the best in the world. I am saying this from experience. They handle the most traffic in the worst weather than anywhere else
|Quoting DL777Dude (Reply 12):|
It seems to me that the FAA should have been watchful of this situation coming up and prepare for it by pro-actively hiring and training new controllers so they are ready to take over for the retiring one. Do you know if the FAA keep some sort of quota system in where they now that each year they have to hire and train at least an x amount of controllers to cover for any retirements or other circumstances?