Monday, March 08, 2010

ATC -- Child’s Play

Somebody tell Lee Riley he’s not as original as I thought he was.

Go watch this, then come back and I’ll explain.

For all the new controllers out there, Lee ran for NATCA president a couple of times. He wanted to build up NATCA’s “brand” so that it was marketable. In other words, that commercial you just watched would have mentioned NATCA instead of TWA and you would have seen the NATCA logo instead of the Pan Am logo and it would have probably said “NATCA’s Voice Control” instead of “Remco”.

It wouldn’t have made the current faux pas at JFK any less embarrassing but it might have increased sales enough to cover the legal expenses. I sure hope some new kid in NATCA is dreaming big dreams.

Don Brown
March 8, 2010

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