Air Traffic Control Quotes

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  • Raising people is not some lark. It's serious work with serious repercussions. It's air-traffic control. You can't step out for a minute; you can barely pause to scratch your ankle.

    Air   People   Larks  
    Kelly Corrigan (2014). “Glitter and Glue: A Memoir”, p.186, Ballantine Books
  • Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.

    Funny   Mothers Day   Mom  
    Lisa Alther (2010). “Other Women”, p.36, Open Road Media
  • Centralization of society's vital services in giant computer centers, reservoirs, nuclear power plants, air- traffic control centers, 100-story skyscrapers, and government compounds increases its vulnerability. ... choosing his targets, today's saboteur could pollute a city's water supply, dynamite power transmission towers, cripple an airport control center, destroy a corporate or government computer center.

    "Computer crime" by Gerald McKnight, (p. 203), 1973.
  • The reality is that we do not have an air traffic control system that is smart enough and technologically capable enough to be able to handle that kind of demand.

    Smart   Reality   Air  
  • A shortage of airports runways and gates along outmoded air traffic control systems have made U.S. air travel the most congested in the world.

  • I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I'm in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don't know who they're talking to. I have a lot of common experiences.

    Interview with Tasha Robinson, January 20, 2010.
  • I have the ordinary experience of having the blender bottom come off in my room upstairs. I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I'm in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don't know who they're talking to. I have a lot of common experiences. What's important is to be able to see yourself, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.

    Interview with Tasha Robinson, January 20, 2010.
  • I belong to a group of men who fly alone. There is only one seat in the cockpit of a fighter airplane. There is no space alotted for another pilot to tune the radios in the weather or make the calls to air traffic control centers or to help with the emergency procedures or to call off the airspeed down final approach. There is no one else to break the solitude of a long cross-country flight. There is no one else to make decisions.

    Country   Airplane   Men  
    Richard Bach (2003). “Flying: The Aviation Trilogy”, p.101, Simon and Schuster
  • I'll tell you what's funny about it [NSA wiretapping]: They tell us we got to cut the budget; we have to have budget rollback. We're going to cut the budget on air traffic control, and every once in a while your plane is going to be delayed for three hours. But we do have the money laying around to hire people to read your emails and listen to your phone conversations. That just doesn't make any friggin' sense at all.

    Cutting   Nsa   Phones  
  • Certain countries long ago succeeded where the U.S. has failed in commercializing their air traffic control systems, putting them in the hands of private or quasi-private operators able to raise capital, charge fees, and invest in growth, free of meddling by congressional pork barons. You want a drone-friendly air traffic control system? This is the place to start. Our FAA isn't blindly anti-drone but simply marooned in a system that still needs thousands of eyeballs gazing at radar terminals and out of cockpit windshields.

    Country   Air   Long Ago  
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