A Get the Flick salute to Air Traffic Controller Vincent Sugent for the 2010 Public Servant Award from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. (Citation here. A .pdf file.)
”Among other disclosures, Mr. Sugent’s allegations included that DTW managers directed the operation of an unsafe landing and departure configuration known as the Southwest Flow without ensuring appropriate
spacing between aircraft, did not respond truthfully when asked by Congress about the safety of the configuration, and knowingly repeated the operation months later.”
Vincent is the Facility Representative at DTW for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
January 24, 2011