FAA and Another Big Stick

I’ve kind of fallen behind on my blogging again even though I did/do have some things I wanted to write about.

I don’t normally blog about work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an air traffic controller; there are a lot of web sites that do that full time.

But a day ago something happened at work that I need to get off my chest.  (This is a long one, so you might want to grab a drink now before you settle in and start reading…)

I had a disagreement with my supervisor at work over something that happened on Monday.  My supervisor is also the training supervisor, and he was sitting plugged in for an on-the-job-training (OJT) session …

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FAA Amateur Hour

It was recently reiterated again what a bunch of amateurs work in FAA administration/information technology.

That fact is highlighted by videos such as this and this.

I (as well as many of my air traffic colleagues) admittedly have a great deal of intolerance for incompetence in FAA management and administration as air traffic controllers get zero leeway to make mistakes in their jobs.

And if air traffic controllers make mistakes while working the situation is scrutinized in great detail afterwards (Monday morning quarterbacking by office people or to quote a friend, “Use your best judgment; you’ll be second-guessed later), whereas other people in the same agency are allowed to routinely make grievous errors with little or no consequence.  How …

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Day Tripping and FAA Amateur Hour

I don’t normally go for cute kid videos, but this one includes some post-dentist  “day-tripper” action that I enjoyed a lot.

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On a personal note it was reiterated again what a bunch of amateurs work in FAA administration/information technology.

That fact is highlighted by videos such as this and this.

I (as well as many of my air traffic colleagues) admittedly have a great deal of intolerance for incompetence in FAA management and administration as air traffic controllers get zero leeway to make mistakes in their jobs.

And if air traffic controllers make mistakes while working the situation is scrutinized in great detail afterwards (Monday morning quarterbacking by office people or to quote a friend, “Use …

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