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December 7, 2011
Twitter account of the morning: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger can land a plane in the Hudson, but can he run the FAA? That’s what this Twitter account asks aloud. The guy he’d be replacing, Randy Babbitt, left the job after a drunk-driving incident.

Twitter account of the morning: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger can land a plane in the Hudson, but can he run the FAA? That’s what this Twitter account asks aloud. The guy he’d be replacing, Randy Babbitt, left the job after a drunk-driving incident.

10:29 // 2 years ago
November 19, 2010
We’ve had a number of very good discussions with pilots and hope to be announcing something very soon in terms of a good way forward for the pilots for that very reason, using a risk-based intelligence driven process.
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole • Revealing that the invasive full-body security measures, which have inexplicably been used on pilots EVEN THOUGH THEY COULD THEORETICALLY JUST CRASH THE PLANE BY FLYING VERY POORLY, could go away. Now, this doesn’t help normal passengers, who are forced to hear how the TSA is trying to change the conversation by suggesting that people’s desire to not go through the full-body scans are a “myth,” very much, but it’s a start. source (viafollow)
10:29 // 3 years ago
October 20, 2010
I just kind of had to ask myself ‘Where do I stand?’ I’m just not comfortable being physically manhandled by a federal security agent every time I go to work.
Expressjet Airlines pilot Michael Roberts • Explaining why he chose not to get in the full-body-scan machine on his way into work one day last week. This is kind of a bold stand to take, and it plays into the whole spiel that Gizmodo pushed around the time of the Underwear Bomber, which is that the Transportation Safety Administration offers the wrong kind of resources in the wrong place, and that stronger intelligence is better than forcing everyone to take off their shoes. Glad to see a pilot agrees. source (via)
22:20 // 3 years ago