When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is the scenario:  You are an air traffic controller.  You have been taught well, and you know what to do in absolutely any situation.  You see a small twin-engine plane on your screen, and nobody has spoken to you from that plane for over an hour.  There is a full-loaded Southwest flight from Phoenix, preparing to land at the Florida airport where you are employed.  You:

    a) Immediately contact the military to scramble jets because this could be a terrorist act that is about to take place.
   b) Ask your supervisor for direction on how to handle the situation.

   c) Chat up the pilot of the Southwest flight and convince him to fly near the little plane and look inside and report to you whether or not you think there is reason for worry.


After you watch the above video, let me know if you made the correct decision.

And this story is pretty much equal to the five that I would like to post about today. 

Happy Thursday!  Hope you aren't planning, as I am, to fly anytime soon as air traffic controllers are starting to act like zombies. 

1 comment:

  1. That's why they make the big bucks???
    Let's be honest, I wouldn't want their job, but if you're going to take that job do it correctly.