Monday, January 11, 2010


Back in the old days -- back when fully checked-out controllers were called FPLs (Full Performance Level controllers), I would occasionally hear someone refer to controllers as “journeymen”. I never gave the nomenclature a second thought.

This morning, while I was checking The Herald-Zeitung to see if they had any news on staffing the Tower properly, I ran across a cute story about “journeymen”.

It’s a sad commentary on the state of our economy that they haven’t been able to find work on their journey between Florida and Texas. I hope somebody in New Braunfels can find them some work. If not, I hope at least a few of our journeymen will buy these journeymen a beer. Mind your manners and just overlook the hats.

Don Brown
January 11, 2010


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