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FAA Announces New Rules Following Aborted Landing of First Lady's Plane
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Posted on 04/20/2011 5:07:40 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

FAA Announces New Rules Following Aborted Landing of First Lady's Plane

Published April 20, 2011 | FoxNews.com

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced new procedures following the aborted landing of a presidential plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama that flew too close to a military cargo jet on Monday.

FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said that the agency will start requiring a supervisor to monitor movements of flights involving the vice president and first lady, just as the FAA already requires for flights carrying President Obama.

"As of today, we are making the same supervisor oversight requirement for (vice president and first lady) flights in the D.C. area and at their destinations where possible," she said.

The announcement comes as both the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board launch investigations into the incident. It marked the latest embarrassment for the FAA, which is trying to tamp down growing anxiety over flying after suspending nine air traffic controllers and supervisors across the country in recent weeks, including five for sleeping on the job.

Monday's mishap didn't involve a sleeping air traffic controller. Instead, the civilian controller at the regional radar facility in Warrenton, Va., allowed the Obama plane to get too close to an Air Force C-17 plane landing in front of it at Andrews Air Force Bace.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: faa; flotus; mobama; ntsb
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1 posted on 04/20/2011 5:07:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“You can’t tell me where to go! Do you know who I am? When I say GO, you GO!!!”


2 posted on 04/20/2011 5:09:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was that wide load of wookie butt that the Veep aircraft was carrying that caused it to drift, kinda like doing an axle grind with a skateboard in high winds.


3 posted on 04/20/2011 5:09:59 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

wide body alert


4 posted on 04/20/2011 5:10:23 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Sub-Driver

Laura Bush never complained and demanded an ‘announcement’.


5 posted on 04/20/2011 5:11:11 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s OK for the peasants to be put at risk by sleeping flight controllers, but not Her Majesty.


6 posted on 04/20/2011 5:12:29 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Much ado about nothing...


7 posted on 04/20/2011 5:12:36 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Minn sez your feets stink...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Predictably, this will be the start of a new trend. How about all those Cabinet Secretaries? And the Czars? And the leaders of House and Senate?

And the planes carrying special pizzas to the White House on entertainment nights? It would be terrible if one of those crashed.


8 posted on 04/20/2011 5:13:43 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice how quickly they jumped on this when The Queen’s safety became involved? Welcome to Uraguay.


9 posted on 04/20/2011 5:13:48 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver

On her way home from the OPRAH show!

Frig-gin Air Force jet in the way!

10 posted on 04/20/2011 5:14:05 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Drink triple, see double, act single.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's always tougher when there's a “wide-body” involved.
11 posted on 04/20/2011 5:14:50 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

The only collision the Wookie wants to have is with a hamburger truck.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 5:15:59 PM PDT by LyinLibs
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To: Sub-Driver

This isn’t a big deal... if I had a dollar for every time I either had to initiate a go around myself because of one reason or another of I was told to go around by the tower due to spacing or plane/equipment on the runway I could buy a 737...


13 posted on 04/20/2011 5:19:15 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Ah, but some animals are more equal than others.


14 posted on 04/20/2011 5:23:39 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see... we could come up with a solution that would benefit every airline passenger in the nation, or we could come up with a solution that would only benefit one person who’s politically connected. Ooooh, hard call...


15 posted on 04/20/2011 5:34:38 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Churchillspirit

Yeah, exactly. They’re not interested in solving the problem, just in making sure nobody important dies from it.


16 posted on 04/20/2011 5:38:22 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: All; FourPeas
some animals are more equal than others.

Exactly the case here.

17 posted on 04/20/2011 6:27:51 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: jaz.357
how many of these flights does she do . she needs to keep her wide booty home. I’m sick and tired of her extravagant trips
18 posted on 04/20/2011 6:31:50 PM PDT by mt tom
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19 posted on 04/20/2011 7:27:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Sub-Driver

What if the supervisor is sleeping?


20 posted on 04/20/2011 9:32:00 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The FAA has solved the problem, when Ms. mac daddy is on board everyone will be able to tell by the big fat butt pictures on the sides and bottom of the aircraft.


21 posted on 04/20/2011 10:27:19 PM PDT by chiefqc
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