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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?
Replies: 34
Views: 9202

Re: Rumour: Spirit FA removed from WN flight - any info?

LASVegan wrote:
Seems like an awful lot of hearsay. Don’t think this really belongs here until something official comes out.

Mods, please consider locking.

The title implies that the information is unsourced and unconfirmed, so there's no need to lock the thread for now.

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Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 88927

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Unfortunately this topic is heavily racial. Even the President of the RSA stated the ‘new’ SAA will be for the benefit of Black pilots. His words, not mine. Good luck trying to moderate that topic Regardless, that's not what this website is about, so people can either find an appropriate way to inc...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 88927

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Stick to the topic. Users who want to engage in flamebait racial discussions can find another website to do so.

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by atcsundevil
Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

lpdal wrote:
I imagine this must be particularly frustrating for the moderation team

Words cannot describe.

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by atcsundevil
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1202
Views: 280250

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

While yes this is true, EWR is still a level 2 slot restricted airport. Airlines can not add flights freely they must be approved. This is exactly why B6 had to reduce their November schedule so much from EWR while UA fills all their “slots” with pointless flights with 0 demand. That's not how that...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1202
Views: 280250

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

To keep the slots away from B6. EWR isn't slot controlled. They’re not flying EWR-DCA 18x for fun. They're essentially going back to doing what they did before, which is to jam up EWR to choke competition. EWR typically has metering restrictions and requires enroute holding frequently, which for a ...

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by atcsundevil
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1202
Views: 280250

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Nicknuzzii wrote:
To keep the slots away from B6.

EWR isn't slot controlled.

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Topic
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Deleted Topic

Have we really devolved to the point where we can’t even use wildcards in the place of those nasty words? And, only in one instance. This site used to be a place where we could have discussions and the occasional use of a swear word, where appropriate was not censored. I guess the old A-Net is trul...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Parker interview with NYT - 37 minutes + transcript
Replies: 11
Views: 5346

Re: AA's Parker interview with NYT - 37 minutes + transcript

This is not the forum to debate vaccines. Please take that discussion to Non Av.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 797
Views: 532309

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Just a reminder that this thread is for aviation related topics only.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

You have completely disqualified your assessment of my statement when you already stated later on this thread that you are completely opposed to political commentary on this site and on that forum. That's asinine, and you're deflecting. Just because I don't express political opinions and I'm agains...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Staffing, Passenger Loads and Possibility of a Vaccine Mandate
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Airline Staffing, Passenger Loads and Vaccine Mandate

Not trying to be a jerk but is this really a real rule or a mod misinterpretation of a rule? It seems to me when the politics is 100% aviation related it should not have to be moved to another forum? Lets say, like when discussion the politics of an airport expansion, or industry regulation (which ...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

Why moderate that at all ? There may be some users who would agree with that assessment, but it seems like the majority of people expect us to actively moderate the forum. I have tried on a number of occasions to simply ban political discussion, but I have been unsuccessful. My reasoning behind tha...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3853

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

It also creates massive retirement/hiring waves as all the replacement controllers became eligible to retire at the same time. And I don’t know why you left the non contiguous centers out of that assessment. I believe there is money in the 1T infrastructure bill but I’m not sure what they plan on u...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike
Replies: 28
Views: 3853

Re: Forty years ago today - PATCO air traffic controllers strike

Today marks forty years since the PATCO air traffic controllers strike. The consequences for labor unions in general are perhaps better discussed in the non aviation page, but it did greatly affect aviation in the US for some time. https://www.npr.org/2006/08/03/5604656/1981-strike-leaves-legacy-fo...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Staffing, Passenger Loads and Possibility of a Vaccine Mandate
Replies: 13
Views: 1335

Re: Airline Staffing, Passenger Loads and Vaccine Mandate

Two things: One, the claim that a vaccine requirement to travel is highly speculative, and should be treated as such. The possibility of this as an eventuality is not rooted in fact, and has not been publicly discussed by the US administration or DOT. Second, as this was posted as an aviation discus...

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit operational challenges
Replies: 401
Views: 62598

Re: Spirit operational challenges

This discussion is occurring in the Spirit thread, but this discussion deserves its own thread in Civil Aviation, particularly due to the widespread impact of these cancelations.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

Very well, then, tell me what exactly of this sentence is flame bait: "Cuomo was considered a the 'hero' governor by the media and Democrats" Would this be flamebait: "Trump was considered a great president by FOX news people and Republicans". I am open to listen why my affirmat...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1202
Views: 280250

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I’m not saying it is theirs alone to resolve. I said all 3 could sit down and try to find a solution. United’s schedule is definitely a big part of that issue. For example, the FAA allowing some flexibility on which ramp spot is used to exit the ramp even if it results in longer taxi times. United ...

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by atcsundevil
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1398
Views: 226162

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

Please keep the thread on topic. I'll remind users that sources are necessary when making specific claims — otherwise it needs to be stated as an opinion.

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by atcsundevil
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1202
Views: 280250

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I wish United, DIA, and the FAA would sit down in a room and come up with some sort of operational plan to address the ramp congestion in Denver. These banks routinely back up the alley 15-20 airplanes deep that are trying to exit, while the next bank is arriving. This results in some enormous taxi...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

It absolutely is an Aviation website, and I post in Tech Ops. As to discussing politics, that is what is allowable in Non-Av. Make politics off limits, and non-av would lose a bit of traffic. The big concern is the bias and lack of transparency. Moderators are supposed to be upstanding and not pett...

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground delay at DAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3772

Re: Ground delay at DAL

It is the explanation used for most bad performance things today. That's an incredibly simplistic and insulting point of view to the controllers working in that tower. Not simple or insulting. Just an observation. “Covid” is being used as the explanation for many things today in society and busines...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground delay at DAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3772

Re: Ground delay at DAL

kiowa wrote:
It is the explanation used for most bad performance things today.

That's an incredibly simplistic and insulting point of view to the controllers working in that tower.

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by atcsundevil
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground delay at DAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3772

Re: Ground delay at DAL

DAL - GDP until 0659z due to tower staffing issues. Revised down to an 8 rate beginning at 00z. I know we’re happily out of practice on this, but this almost sounds like the COVID cleanings that happened continually a year ago. Is the FAA policy on facility cleaning still the same? COVID cleaning o...

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19254

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Since the tournament is finished and the thread has largely gone off topic, it will be locked.

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by atcsundevil
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of Virginia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 5110

Re: Rest of Virginia Aviation Thread - 2021

Yeah, I’m pretty skeptical about all this. Allegiant has pretty much the same business model as Breeze and although trying many destinations, out of ORF they’ve only managed to make the four Florida mega metro areas (S. Fla, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Jax) stick year-round, and even then, only at 2x we...

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by atcsundevil
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues Sabre over GDS interface that’s helping Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 7555

Re: AA sues Sabre over GDS interface that’s helping Delta

Keep the thread on topic.

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

So, why not hire a couple of strictly non-av mods? If it takes so much time away from everyone do a concentrated policing. We don't "hire" mods, we take on new volunteers. Finding people to volunteer who are also well qualified to serve in the role isn't an easy task. We need users who ar...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334982

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Just a reminder that when posting a link, users are required to include their own commentary. Links alone (with or without quotes) don't meet posting guidelines.

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by atcsundevil
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 183
Views: 27103

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Please get the thread back on topic. This isn't a debate or comparison on infrastructure. That debate is best had in the Non Aviation Forum. Please stick to discussion on the LGA AirTrain proposal.

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by atcsundevil
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBY Growth
Replies: 22
Views: 3785

Re: SBY Growth

SBY is lucky it kept service when the DH8Cs retired. Ocean City is a tourist destination, but really only for people in Northern VA, DC, MD, southeastern PA, and maybe DE/NJ. Pretty much all of those people are driving even if there were an option to fly. It's not populated enough to warrant more se...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 385
Views: 70706

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

A poster in a Maryland Aviation Facebook group posted a potential rumor of new UA widebody service to BWI. The exact text of his post was: "Anyone hear any squabbling of new United wide body service from BWI? Rumors in the GSE world that a new loader(s) and dollys and other equipment bring bro...

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by atcsundevil
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 385
Views: 70706

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

Anybody catch the Il-76 that left IAD yesterday for Prestwick?

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by atcsundevil
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334982

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

For a plane that size there would have to be capacity restrictions to DCA I would think. That runway would seem too short for a plane that size. It’s not just the runway, the taxiway system is not designed for Group IV aircraft with wingspan larger than a B757. That is to say, subject to pavement l...

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 30, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

That is not correct, I asked my original question once, then I replied to posts about it from different individuals including yourself. That is not ‘demanding’ anything, in fact it showed my own willingness to reply to questions myself it’s unfortunate you chose to interpret my motives in such a de...

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 30, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

I didn’t make any demands and I’ve been nothing but polite and respectful including thanking those who volunteered their age range that includes you I asked a simple question, replying was optional, revealing your age (which no one actually did) does not reveal your identity You asked four times be...

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 30, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

Because the average age of the moderators is what I’m interested in You have your answer — we'll just call it "mid 30s" on average. We really aren't interested in divulging personal information about ourselves, because frankly it's no one's business. Like you, we are entitled to a degree ...

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by atcsundevil
Sun May 30, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334982

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

It is not slot controlled but it is Capacity controlled by the FAA during certain times of the day and during spring, summer, fall. Any airport is capacity controlled if it goes over the set Airport Arrival Rate based on current conditions, so that doesn't really mean anything. I work EWR arrivals ...

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by atcsundevil
Sat May 29, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 8682

Re: Trouble for Trump

Please keep flamebait out of the discussion, it isn't necessary and just drags the discussion off topic.

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 28, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

Grizzly410 wrote:
Isn't this discussion drifting heavily off topic ? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It is, but it seems we've been repeatedly challenged to prove that we aren't two children stacked on top of each other wearing a trenchcoat pretending to be adults.

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 28, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASA 164 SEA to PDX delay today - 5/27/2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: ASA 164 SEA to PDX delay today - 5/27/2021

My wife was on this flight today. They pushed off on time but then waited for 50 minutes before taking off. The captain came on and said the delay was due to construction at PDX and there was only 1 runway available. She said he sounded like he didn't believe this explanation but had to say it. It ...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 28, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33321

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

It seems like it’ll be on an honor system Which is already working perfectly :banghead: They technically should already know who's been vaccinated and who hasn't based on the 48hr DQ, but right now it seems like there isn't much that can be done to force unvaccinated people to mask up. They do have...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 28, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

I’m still interested in knowing the average of A.Net moderators, I would think that would be easy to find out, perhaps you could ask them Thank you and I look forward to your reply Respectfully, you are asking for information that is not readily available, yet have not explained why the information...

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by atcsundevil
Fri May 28, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334982

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

EWR 500? I think EWR as a whole was at 650 departures pre pandemic, JetBlue and United are easily gonna bring that number back up to 575, Spirit, Delta, and American and were already well passed 650. Its certainly gonna be interesting to watch in terms of gates and slot allocations. If United moves...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 26, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 334982

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

In the early days of COVID, the talk was a V shaped recovery in that it would ramp back just as fast as it ramped down. At this juncture, it's looking more like an funny U shape, in that it fell rapidly and after nearly 1 year of crap (bottom of U), it's ramping back extremely fast. That discussion...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 26, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

We don't have the time to contact every user after a deletion. You should, that allows for transparency. Well until we get more moderators to volunteer or you invent a time machine, that's unlikely to happen. It isn't that we don't want to be transparent, it's that we're trying to do what we can wi...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 26, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33321

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Yes, let’s not forget that the federal government mandates vaccinations as a condition for employment in the military, and that mandate has been challenged and upheld in court. The tricky thing about any mandate regarding Covid vaccine is its current use under an EUA (emergency use authorization). ...

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by atcsundevil
Wed May 26, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 199
Views: 23138

Re: Website is over-moderated

I imagine that there are moderation logs. You can tell when a moderator edits or deletes comments or an entire thread. For a site like this, there will several entries per day, but some transparency would be nice. If a thread is started without any issues, and it ruffles feathers, you should at lea...

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by atcsundevil
Tue May 25, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33321

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Wouldn’t be surprised if a COVID vaccine requirement happens for controllers, it seems like closures due to COVID at this point are either avoidable or can be solved without closing the facility. But I don’t know FAA protocol or health guidance or cleaning standards so I can’t be too sure my point ...

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