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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Reged: 05/15/04
Posts: 5468
Loc: Minneapolis/Tucson
FAA Administrator DUI
      #330352 - 12/05/11 04:26 PM

Just heard that my old ALPA friend and FAA Administrator, Randy Babbit got picked up for a DUI last Saturday in Northern Virginia (Falls Church?).

Don't know what this event will have on his immediate future.

So far I thought that he was doing a good job as FAA Administrator -if anyone can do a good job at that position.

I think it was about 10;30pm and he was alone in the car.

30 years ago this would not even be a significant news story? Times have changed and I think we have made a lot of progress with getting drunk drivers off the street.

Sad news for Dux,

Regards,

Dux in Tucson -but back to Minnesota and DCA for Christmas


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Ralph Jones
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Reged: 08/31/01
Posts: 21214
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Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #330357 - 12/05/11 04:49 PM

Quote:

30 years ago this would not even be a significant news story?




Times do change. Early in Twelve O'Clock High, Gen. Savage arrives at his new command, finds his adjutant drunk on duty, and just grumbles a little...;-)

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Rick Cremer
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Reged: 05/30/04
Posts: 176
Loc: KSRQ
Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #330359 - 12/05/11 04:56 PM

Quote:

Don't know what this event will have on his immediate future.




Probably a little rehab, back to work, and all will be OK. Obama can't afford to alienate yet another union (ALPA) by firing an old union guy like Babbitt.

Best

Rick Cremer
NRA Life Member
Second Amendment Right Activist
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Jerry Kurata [KLVK]
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Reged: 05/02/04
Posts: 6395
Loc: Northern California
Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #330385 - 12/05/11 10:45 PM

He has been placed on administrative leave.

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Gil Buettner [KAUW]
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Reged: 05/16/04
Posts: 2847
Loc: Gateway to the Northwoods
Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Jerry Kurata [KLVK]]
      #330440 - 12/06/11 06:15 PM

He resigned.

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Joe Budge (W29)
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Reged: 04/30/04
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Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Gil Buettner [KAUW]]
      #330451 - 12/06/11 09:04 PM

Dux, sorry for your friend.

Regards,
Joe


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nehoC hctiM
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Reged: 08/03/04
Posts: 2293
Loc: LAX Based 10/2016 - Current YA...
Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #330575 - 12/08/11 08:56 PM

I hope the new guy can push the rest rules through.

Good luck to him in his new career.

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Tony Williams [MYF]
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Reged: 05/28/04
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Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: nehoC hctiM]
      #330641 - 12/09/11 03:23 PM

Anybody heard about the effort to get Sully as FAA-1 ?

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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Reged: 04/29/04
Posts: 6470
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Tony Williams [MYF]]
      #330644 - 12/09/11 04:44 PM

I'm pretty sure he wouldn't want to take the pay cut - I'll bet he makes a lot more giving occasional speeches than the Administrator makes for putting up with %&^^$ all year.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: FAA Administrator DUI [Re: Tony Williams [MYF]]
      #330646 - 12/09/11 04:50 PM

I've seen a petition floated on Usenet.

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Ralph Jones
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