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    Wow Thats Great Guys I Just might Do That Need To

    get Away for a bit. when i change My asc+t Presureazation Pump in the next 30 days I just may be down in texas.
    I know you guys are serious about this I am really touched
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    Just a suggestion.....

    This thread is really OT as far as any technical or productive quality. Not saying it's not a good one, but it is getting long enough to need moved to the lounge. It's bumping pertinent stuff too far down the page! Flame on...

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    Govermnet Needs to treat You Better The Hardest

    Job In the world Hats off to ya
    Look at what just poped up on CNN We Need More ATCs and they Need a raise a Big raise.
    Airliners circle for 18 minutes while lone controller goes to restroom
    Plane carrying lungs for transplant waits for takeoff
    Union says event indicates system is stretched to its limit
    FAA says controller handled situation correctly, there was no danger
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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two airliners had to circle for 18 minutes and a plane ferrying human lungs for transplant was briefly delayed Friday while an airport's lone air traffic controller took a bathroom break, the controller's union said.

    The union on Tuesday cited the Friday incident at the Manchester, New Hampshire, airport as evidence that air traffic control facilities are understaffed.

    "There should never be one person in the tower, because it's not safe," said Doug Church, spokesman for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. "It's just added proof that the system is stretched to its limits, and these are the type of things that are happening."

    Federal Aviation Administration officials responded that staffing is sufficient, that the bathroom break was handled in accordance with policy, and that travelers were not endangered or unduly inconvenienced.

    While drawing vastly different conclusions about the significance of the event, the FAA and the union gave details that generally matched.

    Both said the controller, whom neither named, had been on duty at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport about two hours and 40 minutes Friday when he had to take a bathroom break.

    Because the only other employee in the tower was not certified to handle takeoffs and landings, the controller notified FAA's Boston consolidated terminal radar approach control, or TRACON, that he was taking the unscheduled break.

    FAA spokesman Jim Peters said the controller, who had handled 60 aircraft during the first three hours of his shift, acted responsibly by waiting until a slow period before taking his bathroom break. Boston TRACON assumed responsibility for the airspace and placed two aircraft in a holding pattern until the controller returned.

    Peters said the break lasted 12 minutes, but said a few additional minutes may have lapsed as the planes were realigned to land.

    "It's the FAA's position that the staffing that was present at Manchester was sufficient to safely handle arrivals and departures at that time of the evening," Peters said. "He was only gone for 12 minutes, so while there may have been a slight delay in the aircraft landing, certainly the controller did what he had to do."

    Union spokesman Church said Southwest Flights 1187 and 2379 were delayed 18 minutes. He provided CNN with an FAA "traffic management log" indicating an 18-minute lapse during a "bathroom break."

    Passengers on the aircraft were probably not informed of the reason for the delay, Church said, adding, "They'd probably be angry."

    During the controller's break, a Lifeguard flight pilot radioed the tower and spoke to a trainee, who was not certified to conduct controller operations. The trainee told the pilot he would have to wait 10 minutes for the controller to return.

    The pilot replied that he had "lungs on board," Church said.

    Peters acknowledged that the Lifeguard flight was told it had to wait 10 minutes, but said there was no indication from the pilot that the delay would cause problems.

    The FAA and the controllers' union have skirmished repeatedly in recent months about staffing levels at airports.

    The union says controllers are often forced to work overtime, contributing to fatigue, which results in safety lapses. But the FAA says most overtime is voluntary and said instances of involuntary overtime are rare.

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    agreed on all counts. (:


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    Quality control manager in aluminium industry

    I am working as a quality control manager in an aluminium extrusion industry in Athens (I have studied mechanical engineering at Newcastle university UK).

    Also this period I'm doing my master degree at E31 technology...

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    Re: quality control manager anf floral designer

    Work as quality control manager and floral designer plus other daily stuffs happening in the factory, most of your house should have one or two of fake arrangement or plant (ask your wife), either you got from Wal-Mart or from Costco....he he...from where I work (12 years)
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    I'm in the UK

    We still use some american systems though, like NAS and ASMGCS

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    interesting artical, Thanks for the read!

    The job is only as stressful as you allow it to be- remember there ar a lot of safety systems to back you up. One failure alone will rarely cause any incident. It would take a chain of events or collapse in several systems/procedures to cause any incident. Luckly we get frequent breaks and a lot of time off to recover from any stress we may get.

    Air still remains the safest way to travel

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    Yes I agree But You Guys Should Get More Support F

    rom the FAA for your own saftey and health I vote for more controlers time off and pay increases even if i have to pay $10 more a ticket

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    Re: Lottery Winner (retired)Lol!!!

    Somebody's gotta do it!--)

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    Are you serious? Congrats.

    A cousin of mine won $3.2mm 20 years back and got a 20 year annuity of $100k annually. Other than an average house, she doesn't have much to show for it. Bad investments I'm told.

    Lesson is, be careful and don't p!ss it away.

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    Re-read the numbers on the ticket...


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