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Ward Miller POU-NY
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FAA's many soft spots
      09/29/14 05:11 PM

There has been a lot of media coverage about the thousands of cancelled
flights and stranded passengers recently in the Chicago area, but I have yet
to see any significant coverage of how the FAA is designed so *one* person
with some *simple* actions can bring the system to it knees.

What is the action plan if the ORD tower suddenly went up in a puff of
smoke? Stuff can happen! That one is sort of easy to plan for, but do they
have a plan and is it known to all who would have to react?

What are their plans if a Center suddenly goes down? Apparently, they have
none. Gasoline from a nearby auto accident could spill down a manhole, catch
fire and sever all the landline circuits. They have a plan when one or two
positions go down, but what about the whole facility going Tango Uniform?

I just sit here and shake my head. How could one person cause such havoc? I
suspect there are hundreds of such soft spots throughout the FAA's air
traffic control system. How could they obviously never have planned for such
simple yet major disruptions?

"CODE RED!! IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY PLAN B2!!" Only in our dreams. . .

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* FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY 09/29/14 05:11 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   09/29/14 06:33 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   09/29/14 07:58 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/04/14 06:08 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/05/14 09:46 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/06/14 05:14 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 09:57 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/29/14 10:29 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 11:11 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Terry Carraway   10/01/14 09:43 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/01/14 06:01 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 01:42 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 02:05 AM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 10:10 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 05:39 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 10:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 11:37 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   10/01/14 01:29 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/01/14 02:07 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/01/14 02:42 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   09/30/14 11:34 AM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 04:53 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/01/14 01:09 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/30/14 01:54 AM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 10:10 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Geoff Sjostrom - Chicago   09/30/14 08:07 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   09/30/14 10:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/30/14 07:03 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Richard Duxbury (Dux)   09/30/14 02:10 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Stephanie Belser-2   09/30/14 12:32 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   09/30/14 02:34 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Mase Taylor   09/30/14 05:06 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/30/14 02:10 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   09/30/14 02:31 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Todd Alfes   10/05/14 11:31 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 02:14 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Reams Goodloe   10/06/14 04:30 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 10:17 PM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   10/07/14 01:40 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/08/14 12:23 AM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ward Miller POU-NY   10/08/14 01:59 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/08/14 08:06 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/08/14 05:06 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Jeff Hartmann CIC   10/08/14 08:57 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/09/14 06:07 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Mac Tichenor (DAL)   10/13/14 03:00 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/14/14 02:34 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Mac Tichenor (DAL)   10/14/14 03:07 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/15/14 01:43 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/17/14 07:08 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/18/14 02:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/08/14 01:57 AM
. * * FAA's many soft spots Ray Tackett   10/06/14 10:31 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/06/14 11:16 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Tom Charlton   10/08/14 12:24 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/08/14 12:29 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Reams Goodloe   10/08/14 04:34 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dunham (RDU)   10/08/14 04:46 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots B. Butler (Oregonian)   10/06/14 06:19 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Reams Goodloe   10/07/14 03:48 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   10/06/14 09:24 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/30/14 12:07 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Terry Carraway   10/01/14 09:44 AM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   10/01/14 06:04 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 08:33 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 07:30 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots Russell Holton   09/29/14 05:30 PM
. * * Re: FAA's many soft spots sreyoB yrraL   09/29/14 08:22 PM

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