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WASHINGTON - NASA researchers warned the Federal Aviation Administration nearly four years ago that air traffic controllers' schedules lead to chronic fatigue and undermine safety. The FAA has kept the NASA study secret.Voluntary...
Dorothy Slone Brown Schulte

...Dakota, in 1921, the youngest of 22 children born to Florence and Lorenz Schulte. She married Ralph Slone, an air traffic controller for the CAA (FAA) in 1939. In 1941 he was transferred to Alaska, and after spending a short time in Anchorage...

...indicated there was a problem and twice asked to descend to a lower altitude before permission was granted by an air traffic controller, according to a recording of the radio conversation. Radio contact with the plane was lost a short time later...
Missing Malaysian jetliner likely hijacked

...large portions of the globe don't have radar coverage. Over oceans, pilots fill in those gaps by radioing air traffic controllers at routine intervals with position updates. And while planes record sounds in the cockpit as well as speed...
Missing Malaysian flight hijacked, government says

...transponder, which communicates with civilian air traffic controllers. Najib confirmed that Malaysian air force defense...Although the aircraft was flying virtually blind to air traffic controllers at this point, onboard equipment continued to...

...Arnold Piedrahita, a fire rescue spokesman.According to an email from FAA spokeswoman Bergen, the pilot radioed air traffic controllers at Miami Terminal Radar Approach Control, which provides radar for flights within a 55-mile radius of Miami...
Juneau's oldest legislator reflects on a life of public service

...was teaching elementary school in California when the Air Force recalled him in 1962. He worked as an Air Force air traffic controller during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His first taste of Alaska came when the Air Force sent him to Kotzebue Air Force...
Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

...those that exist for manned aircraft, the report said. Nor has the agency developed standard procedures for air traffic controllers to guide drones, partly because the FAA's air traffic control equipment wasn't developed with unmanned aircraft...
Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

...estimated 800,000 federal workers faced furloughs, some critical parts of the government - from the military to air traffic controllers - would remain open.Any interruption in federal funding would send divided government into territory unexplored...
Time to show resolve: Young, old and in-between reflect on changing for the New Year

...he hesitates. "At this point, I really don't know." * n n Clyde Sterling is an 82-year-old retired air traffic controller living at Heritage Place nursing home with his wife of 61 years. He likes football but doesn't subscribe to...


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