Can the FAA Get Rid of Air Traffic Controllers?

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...faa-get-rid-of-air-traffic-controllers/72019/

    I guess it's only natural to view the world through your own life's experiences. Having been in an uncommon profession -- air traffic control -- I suppose that gives me an uncommon view of life. I tend to think I was a little more consumed by my job than others -- even other controllers. For over 20 years, I was not only an air traffic controller by "day" (I worked a different shift every day/night/midnight) but I was either helping start the National Air Traffic Controllers Association(NATCA) or I was being a safety rep for it. That means, instead of being a father, husband, baseball coach or solar astronomer -- whatever it was other controllers did with their free time -- I was being an air traffic controller during most of my waking hours. (It's how I met our mutual friend, James Fallows -- answering ATC questions online, after work.)
     

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