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B. Butler (Oregonian)
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Re: FAA's many soft spots
      10/04/14 02:08 PM

A former colleague who works in one of the "continuity of service" facilities has written. Here's a few of the things going on:

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AZO and surrounding approach controls (Muskegon, Grand Rapids, South Bend, Fort Wayne) have taken airspace up to 15,000 (usually 10,000). Lateral boundaries are the same. These approach controls are also all working 24/7 now, usually only FWA does that. You can imagine that facilities that aren't staffed for working mid-shifts are seriously straining to meet the requirements of the crisis,...


ZAU is dead in the water. Surrounding facilities are without FDIO and interface, so 100% of flights are being manually coordinated and handed off. They have instituted a web-based data transfer that has lightened the workload some.


Adjacent centers (ZOB, ZID, ZKC, ZMP) have all "leaned in" to provide total coverage over the top. ZAU airspace is only open to arrival and departures -- no overflights. ...


To add fuel to the flames, Notre Dame has a home game tomorrow, they're predicting 175 extra arrivals to SBN as a result!




There's been some talk about the vetting of "sub-contractors", but I'm willing to bet that this guy identified as a "tele-communications" techician is a member of the regular workforce. Much of the responsibility for FAA maintenance which was once done by federal General Schedule employees is no done by "Beltway Bandit" firms, using similarly qualified employees at discount pricing.

Heard the FAA Administrator on NPR this morning. Thought he handled himself well; while concerned, he was unapologetic for the way the system responded to a unique catastrophe.

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Edited by B. Butler (Oregonian) (10/04/14 02:09 PM)

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* FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY 09/29/14 01:11 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   09/29/14 02:33 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   09/29/14 03:58 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/04/14 02:08 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/05/14 05:46 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/06/14 01:14 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 05:57 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/29/14 06:29 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 07:11 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Terry Carraway   10/01/14 05:43 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/01/14 02:01 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/29/14 09:42 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 10:05 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 06:10 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 01:39 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 06:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 07:37 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 09:29 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 10:07 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   09/30/14 10:42 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   09/30/14 07:34 AM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 12:53 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   09/30/14 09:09 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/29/14 09:54 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 06:10 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Geoff Sjostrom - Chicago   09/30/14 04:07 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 06:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/30/14 03:03 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Richard Duxbury (Dux)   09/29/14 10:10 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Stephanie Belser-2   09/30/14 08:32 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   09/29/14 10:34 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Mase Taylor   09/30/14 01:06 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 10:10 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   09/29/14 10:31 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Todd Alfes   10/05/14 07:31 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/05/14 10:14 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Reams Goodloe   10/06/14 12:30 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 06:17 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   10/06/14 09:40 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/07/14 08:23 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   10/07/14 09:59 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/08/14 04:06 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/08/14 01:06 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Jeff Hartmann CIC   10/08/14 04:57 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/09/14 02:07 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Mac Tichenor (DAL)   10/12/14 11:00 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/13/14 10:34 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Mac Tichenor (DAL)   10/13/14 11:07 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/14/14 09:43 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/17/14 03:08 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/18/14 10:16 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/07/14 09:57 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ray Tackett   10/06/14 06:31 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 07:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Tom Charlton   10/07/14 08:24 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/07/14 08:29 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Reams Goodloe   10/08/14 12:34 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/08/14 12:46 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/06/14 02:19 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Reams Goodloe   10/06/14 11:48 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/06/14 05:24 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/29/14 08:07 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Terry Carraway   10/01/14 05:44 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/01/14 02:04 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 04:33 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 03:30 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 01:30 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/29/14 04:22 PM

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