Billions of Dollars, and for What?

Posted in Uncategorized by Ryan on the March 24th, 2011

Really makes you wonder.

Air traffic safety is under increased scrutiny by federal authorities following an incident in which two passenger jets landed without controller assistance at Reagan National Airport because no one could be reached in the airport tower.

Responding to the incident, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement that he has directed FAA to put two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift at Reagan National.

“It is not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical air space,” LaHood said. Reagan National is located in Northern Virginia just across the Potomac River from Washington.

Strange.  It makes you question where the money goes.  How much does the FAA official that writes the rules make?  They seriously don’t have a specific 24/7 stipulation in place for the airport a scant 3 miles from the Capitol and White House?

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