Avoid Allentown if you want to live - near runway incursion...

On Your Six

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I hope these trainees and their supervisor were fired for this. What were they thinking????? Maybe they need more coffee... Was this a Mesa or GoJet flight? Sounds like the CR7 pilots did a pretty good job in a very difficult and unnecessary situation.

House Panel Focuses Again on Runway Incursions
A near runway collision between a United Airlines regional jet and a Cessna 172 at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, Pa., on September 19 underscored testimony by a top government official on Friday that “the risk of runway incursions is still high.” Gerald Dillingham, director of physical infrastructure issues for the Government Accountability Office, told the House aviation subcommittee that the primary cause of incursions is human-factors issues, which was the case at ABE. Two trainees were in the tower cab alone when one of them cleared United Flight 7138 to take off while the Cessna was still on the runway. The crew of Flight 7138 estimated their CRJ700 missed colliding with the just-landed Cessna by about 10 feet as they aborted the takeoff at about 120 knots and “swerved” around it. Despite the rapid deceleration, there were no reported injuries to the 60 people aboard the jet. NTSB acting chairman Mark Rosenker told AIN that an investigation of the incident will take about a month.
 

Rez O. Lewshun

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Bush WH allowed the FAA to reject the contracts and force changes on controllers.....

But I am sure it is Clintons fault!
 

Rez O. Lewshun

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Good grief.

Do you know any actual controllers (I know a dozen or so) or do you just read their union's press releases?

So tell us about the contract shoved down their throats? Tell us about the work rules and pay changes....
 

crj567

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So tell us about the contract shoved down their throats? Tell us about the work rules and pay changes....
-They get free limo rides
-Free hookers 3 days a week
-Free chick-fil-a sandwiches twice daily,

All because you are here-please don't go-we'll eat you up! We love you so!

-Dems da deets!
 

LowlyPropCapt

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Yawn.

Piedmont has that in thier contract. Big deal.
 
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