posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 12:51 PM
reply to post by 727Sky
I pray you are right. You kind of said alot when you said you are survivor. You are quite an experienced pilot and have worked with others of the same
My son is a flight instructor at a small airport with no tower. He jokes that his students are trying to kill him and has shared many of close call
stories with me. Something you really shouldn't do with a Mom, but I put it in God's hands.
I mentioned Carbondale as being the 2nd busiest airport in Illinois. It is also the airport that the SIU-C Aviation School uses. Losing their tower
seems like and unnecessary risk.
I would not be upset if the thoughts put out by other posters on why this doesn't have to be weren't valid. Trim the fat. FAA has people making 6
figure incomes. I have not heard of any administrative positions being cut and they are sitting on a pile of research $. It doesn't have to be this
TPTB want it to be this way.
Couple that with an estimated 30,000 drones in US airspace by 2020.
Obama signs bill to proliferate drones in US skies, make unionization harder for airport workers
So thanks for trying to reassure the worry warts, but the heart of the matter is this could have been prevented if Obama and Company really wanted it.