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FAA To Southwest: Here, Hold My BeerNo sooner had my trickle of Southwest Airlines memes dried up then a whole new batch flooded in like a digital version of an atmospheric river from the sodden Pacific. This time, it was the failure of the NOTAMs system. Shocked was I to learn that (a) so many people didn’t know that it’s now Notices to Air Missions, not to Airman and (b) that a single misplaced 0 or 1 could take down the world’s most efficient and safe airspace system that (c) turns out to be neither. Well, OK, it’s safe at… (www.avweb.com) More...
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Love the headline
LOL.. One of the biggest reasons I posted it!
Wise ol' curmudgeon, Bertorelli is always a hoot to read.
It was more important to update the name of the system so as no one could possibly be offended or felt excluded by the name of system. This is an example of what occurs when citizens vote for incompetence over qualifications and experience.
...coming on board..useta' lean in toward the cockpit and say "up on your NOTAMs?" and get a chuckle in return....that was long ago and far, far away..
FAA contractors are retired FAA people so why would anyone expect them to be more competent?