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Friday, May 30, 2008

Plane Answers: Is "Free Flight" the answer to ATC delays?


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Kent:
 
I know a lot has been written lately about airport delays, I have also read something about "Free Flying." With TCAS is ATC obsolete? Should ATC be more focused on ground operations, to get planes in the air? I know from most recent articles the ATC system is operating on antiquated systems and in need of a massive overhaul. I am interested to hear your opinion, is "Free Flying" in our future?
 
-Justin

Read my take on Justin's question in the latest Plane Answers.

1 comment:

3ADAM98 said...

Kent,
As I watch the TSA do their job, I can't help but question the logic in requiring the flight crew to go through the security check point. The TSA has a difficult job that I'm not willing to do so I am not beating up on the TSA, but it just seems that you guys should get a pass through the back. Do you know why you have to get cleared by security?

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