Thursday, March 24, 2011
We Don't Need Air Traffic Controllers!
In fact, why bother having air traffic controllers as they just sit on their asses all day telling planes when to land and take off. If someone is smart enough to be a jet pilot, then they should know when to land or take off without being told by someone sitting in a control tower at some airport. Hell, didn't that pilot land that plane in the Hudson River and he didn't need permission to land or an air traffic controller to tell him what runway to land on
The above I wrote tongue in cheek in January. Yesterday, an American Airlines jet landed in Washington, D.C. without contact with the tower and an air traffic controller. Who says we are not downsizing the Federal Government? If they can land in D.C. without an air traffic controller, they can land anywhere without air traffic controllers. We need to find ways to do more with less, and air traffic controllers can be just the beginning.
Stay tuned tower.