As Tina Turner said when she and Ike produced their own version of the Credence Clearwater Revival classic, Proud Mary, “We never do nothing nice and easy. We always do it nice … and rough.”
So here’s your chance to take a look at two videos that will teach you a bit more about the nation’s air traffic controllers and their contentious interactions with their bosses at FAA.
The first version comes from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and offers the air traveler a pretty straight forward view of what might well happen as the number of experienced air traffic controllers continues its downward spiral.
The other version came to us through the ATC News site and offers a Big Brother version of life inside of the agency from a controller’s perspective. Having spent 10 years of my life with the agency, I’d say the NATCA folks are being pretty nice at this point in their dance with the FAA.
This post comes with a warning. Those of you employed by the agency are not going to like the second version one bit I fear.