Thursday, December 06, 2007

Two at The Times

There are a couple of things at the The New York Times today that may interest you. First, they have an article on runway safety.

High Risk of Runway Collision Plagues US

Here’s my favorite part:

”At this time, ''no single office is taking charge of assessing the causes of runway safety problems and taking the steps needed to address those problems,'' the Government Accountability Office said...”

Then you scroll down to the bottom of the page and find out that the FAA actually has an office that is supposed to be in charge of runway safety -- with an astonishingly ironic name.

”The FAA's Office of Runway Safety has not produced a national runway safety plan since 2002...“

As they say, you just can’t make this stuff up.

The next item that might interest you is a new blog at the NYTimes.

Jet Lagged -- Navigating the Unfriendly Skies

Check out the authors on the right side of the page. An airline executive/consultant, a travel writer, an ex-inspector general, a flight attendant, a travel author, an airline pilot and another writer. Excellent selections, one and all. Yet, I can’t help but feel something is missing. I can’t quite put my finger on it...what they might be missing...

Don Brown
December 6, 2007

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