Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Nice Save at Marco Island



I don’t know if you’ve seen the news or not but the controllers working the Marco Island area of Florida from Miami Center, Fort Meyers Approach and the Tower controllers at RSW (Regional Southwest) had a nice “save” Sunday. You can read all about it (and listen to some audio) at The Naples Daily News. I’m not sure if I have all the different roles played straight or not so let’s say a significant number of the controllers involved were relatively-new hires in the FAA. It looks like they all passed this real-world test with flying colors.

It sounds like we’ll have an interesting time at the annual Archie League Awards this year. There are some really compelling details coming to light on this save.

Don Brown
April 14, 2009

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