Woerth to Head the FAA?

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Reuters
Former union chief could lead FAA: paper
Friday November 21, 7:35 am ET
BANGALORE (Reuters) - A onetime union leader is a top contender to head the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people close to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team.
Airline consultant Duane Woerth, who was president of the Air Line Pilots Association from 1999 to 2006, has met with U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar and has his tentative support, people familiar with their discussions told the paper.
But the situation remained fluid, no final decision had been made and other candidates could gain strength, the paper added.
The dynamic also could change if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushed aide Robert Herbert for the FAA post, it said. Reuters could not immediately reach the FAA and Obama's team for comment.
 

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Huh?
God help us all!
 

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I would prefer the head of NBAA or AOPA
 

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I would think he would be better than some "aide" to Harry Reid who has only been an aide and NO knowledge whatsoever about the industry or safety! Lesser of two evils by far.
If Obama picks the aide, it is blatantly clear that he is only about settling debts and NOT positive change (as I predicted).
 

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Obama must not want anything done for awhile if he's putting Woerth in that position. Either that or Obama wants the NTSB to start pushing the FAA to do more, and Obama knowing woerths record against management knows this would be an easy fight for the NTSB. Whats funny is, this position is 10x's more important than the head of ALPA, but he made more as the head of ALPA and did even less than the FAA did in those years.
 

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Huh?
Yeah that would suck. Can't imagine having a former pilot, much less union head at the top of the FAA.
I don't have a problem with a pilot running the FAA, I have a problem with this guy running FAA!
 

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I would prefer the head of NBAA or AOPA
This would never happen because AOPA is probably the most anti-FAA organization (apart from the TSA) in existance. Just pick up a random issue of their magazine and you'll find all kinds of rhetoric about how the feds are only out to get us and they should be resisted at all costs.
 

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This would never happen because AOPA is probably the most anti-FAA organization (apart from the TSA) in existance. Just pick up a random issue of their magazine and you'll find all kinds of rhetoric about how the feds are only out to get us and they should be resisted at all costs.
....they're right.....
 

Voice Of Reason

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great "experience" for FAA

from legistorm.com:

Robert T Herbert, Congressional Staffer - Salary Data



  • Trips
  • Personal Finances
  • Foreign Gifts

List by: Fiscal Year Calendar Year *Senate data is reported by Fiscal Year and cannot be displayed by calendar years.
Employing Office Start date End date Position Amount Notes Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/07 03/31/08 Senior Policy Adviser/Director of Appropriations $50,874.22

FY 2008 subtotal: $50,874.22
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 04/01/07 09/30/07 Senior Policy Adviser/Director of Appropriations $52,777.40
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/06 03/31/07 Senior Policy Adviser/Director of Appropriations $47,162.50

FY 2007 subtotal: $99,939.90
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 04/01/06 09/30/06 Senior Policy Adviser $51,540.00
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/05 03/31/06 Senior Policy Adviser $45,774.00

FY 2006 subtotal: $97,314.00
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 04/01/05 09/30/05 Senior Policy Adviser $47,000.00
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/04 03/31/05 Regional Director $46,032.68

FY 2005 subtotal: $93,032.68
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 04/01/04 09/30/04 Regional Director $45,290.40
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/03 03/31/04 Regional Director $41,395.32

FY 2004 subtotal: $86,685.72
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 04/01/03 09/30/03 Legislative Assistant $58,624.99
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/02 03/31/03 Legislative Assistant $38,558.43

FY 2003 subtotal: $97,183.42
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 08/20/02 09/30/02 Legislative Assistant $10,546.99
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 04/01/02 08/19/02 Legislative Assistant $28,976.40
Sen. Harry Reid (
-Nevada) 10/01/01 03/31/02 Legislative Assistant $36,526.81

FY 2002 subtotal: $76,050.20

Congressional staff salaries shown are the amount paid in the period shown. They are not annual salaries. Because bonuses may be included here and other payments may not be (most notably with aides working for multiple offices or for a political campaign committee), please use caution in extrapolating annual salaries from the figures shown here. "
 

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Woerth, or one of 80% of the pilots on any seniority list, would be a better pick over many of the political choices out there.

Please not Boyer at AOPA, although he is now looking for consulting gigs. Boyer was not an intellectually honest man but made up for it with an ego that told him AOPA really needed to buy him a continental jet to represent all the single engine prop guys that pay the bills there.

ACL65, send Mr. B your resume!
 

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A friend that attended Woerth's wedding in 2000 said that he was very proud of the fact that the Gore 2000 campaign was paying for his reception. Of course this was right after ALPA endorsed the creator of the internet.
 

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So tell me, was Woerth knowingly misleading our attorney under oath or is he just ignorant?
Woerth: Single carrier representation has nothing to do with mergers. It has that to with representational status of the unions.
Haber: But single representation would be another way of getting what you advocated; right?
Woerth: They are not related at all.
Haber: Why not?
Woerth: Because it just has to do with who is the collective bargaining representative in a single carrier case; teamsters, ALPA, independent. A single carrier just describes who is going to be the bargaining representative.
Haber: At Mesa, for example, ALPA represented all carriers involved, so what was the rationale for seeking National Mediation Board single carrier determination?
MR. MIGLIORE: Object to the form of the question; assumes facts that are not in evidence.
THE WITNESS: I don't know why we sought single carrier determination.


http://www.rjdefense.com/2006/woerth_xscript.pdf
Listen up "regional" MECs. Big, dead, bloated, rotting, smelly fish on the table:

Why does Delta and Northwest need a single carrier petition? They're already both ALPA.

Or said differently, why isn't ALPA filing a single carrier petition for the alter egos Compass, Mesaba and Comair?
 
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Much better to have the typical career-beauracrat political donor who doesn't know the difference between an aileron and an accumulator.:rolleyes:

What's Brownie doing these days?


(PS: Woerth as FAA head should be welcome news for the typical airline pilot, even if it isn't blatantly obvious to some cursed with political blinders.)
 

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The only thing Woerthless would do is outsource the FAA's aircraft to a regional carrier.
 

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Who would you rather have, a typical political hack?
 

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How about a candidate that isn't as polarizing as Woerth, to start?

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~~~^~~~ said:
Please not Boyer at AOPA, although he is now looking for consulting gigs. Boyer was not an intellectually honest man but made up for it with an ego that told him AOPA really needed to buy him a continental jet to represent all the single engine prop guys that pay the bills there.
Why do you say Boyer "was not an intellectually honest man"?

Also, like it or not AOPA has interests all over the country and its much easier and time efficient to make a trip to a bunch of GA airports in a CJ3 than by airlining out of IAD or BWI.
 

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Is this what Obama meant by "Hope" and "Change"???

Still glad I voted for McCain.
 
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