Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Awareness Not Maintained



I hate it when things slip my mind. I meant to tie this story into this morning’s rambling about the mid-air collision over the Hudson River. Oh well.

George Hicha, Teterboro's first air controller, dies

”Fresh out of the Marines 64 years ago, George Hicha was Teterboro Airport's first and only air traffic controller. He stood on the roof of the operations office from sunup to sundown, pointing a light gun to direct air traffic. Months went by before airport developer Fred Wehran hired six additional controllers to relieve the strain on Mr. Hicha.”

It’s a great piece. Check it out.

Don Brown
September 21, 2010

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