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  • Controller error sends jet from LAX into flight path of other plane

    12/20/2016 6:36:34 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    ALTADENA, CA -- An air traffic controller error sent a jet from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley... an EVA Air Boeing 777 that left LAX around 1:20 a.m. heading to Taipei was given an incorrect instruction by a controller based in San Diego to turn left instead of right. That sent the airliner toward the mountains above Altadena, as well as toward the flight path of an Air Canada plane that had just taken off. Audio traffic indicates the same controller realizing the problem and telling...
  • Half of air traffic controller job offers go to people with no aviation experience

    07/31/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jon Hilkevitch
    More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience as part of a program designed to expand hiring among the general public, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday. About 22,500 people without an aviation background initially applied. Of those, 837 were offered jobs. The remainder of the roughly 1,600 new controller slots went to more traditional applicants, including military veterans with aviation experience and accredited aviation school graduates. The hiring breakdown marks a major shift in FAA recruitment strategy, which is now geared toward trying to keep ahead of...
  • NATCA Says ATC Hiring Scheme Needs Tweaking

    05/20/2014 5:17:03 PM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 11 replies
    AvWeb ^ | May 17, 2014 | Russ Niles
    The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suggesting the FAA rethink its new ATC hiring protocol after the first attempt netted only a fraction of the controller trainee candidates it expected. As we reported in February, the agency revised its recruitment policies in the hopes of attracting a more diverse pool of prospective controllers. More than 28,000 people applied but of those, only 2,200 passed a somewhat mysterious "biographical questionnaire" to advance to the next selection level. NATCA says the FAA was hoping for 30 percent to pass the questionnaire phase. Among those who failed the questionnaire were graduates of...
  • Obama's Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/28/2013 10:03:29 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 63 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 25, 2013 9:55 AM | John Fund
    President Obama’s aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers. Suspicion gradually centered on Jofi Joseph, the point man on nuclear nonproliferation at the National Security Council. So at a meeting in which everyone was in on the scam an inaccurate but innocuous news tidbit was revealed. When Joseph used his anonymous Twitter handle #natlsecwonk to broadcast the tidbit he was caught and promptly fired. He was not fired for revealing any secrets, but for making disparaging comments about thin-skinned administration players ranging...
  • Backdoor in mission-critical systems (Grid,etc controllers)

    04/26/2012 11:19:35 AM PDT · by dickmc · 5 replies
    Risks Digest ^ | April 25, 2012 | C Y Cripps
    Article regarding alarming major Ruggedcom (Siemens) controller BACKDOOR vulnerability. These controllers are used widely in the electric grid, military, and transportation systems!
  • CALIFORNIA: Judge says state controller has no power to block Legislature's pay

    04/24/2012 3:10:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/24/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    A Sacramento Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled that the state controller has no authority to judge whether the state budget is balanced or block lawmakers' pay as he did last June. In a bitter feud during last year's budget battle, Controller John Chiang determined that the budget passed by legislative Democrats was not balanced. Using new powers he believed he had under voter-approved Proposition 25, Chiang then blocked lawmakers' pay and expense money for 12 days until they cut a budget deal with Gov. Jerry Brown. In a tentative ruling today, Judge David I. Brown said that the controller...
  • Can the FAA Be Trusted to Fix Air Traffic Control?

    05/17/2011 6:05:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | May 17, 2011 | JOHN MERLINE
    Five years ago, a Comair flight taxied onto the wrong runway at the airport in Lexington, Ky., and crashed on takeoff, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard. It turned out that the lone air controller on duty who should have caught the mistake was operating on two hours of sleep. Two years before that, a tired controller nearly let two commercial jets collide on an LAX runway. Now, in the wake of a raft of air traffic controllers caught sleeping on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules to combat fatigue. But this problem has dogged the...
  • City controller candidate Green admits tax liens

    A Houston city councilman running for city controller owes more than $100,000 in federal income taxes dating back seven years, public records show. Ronald C. Green, a lawyer who has served in the city’s At-Large Position 4 since 2004, owed $120,043.11 to the federal government earlier this year, according to federal tax liens filed with the Harris County clerk’s office this past summer. The delinquent taxes go back as far as 2002.
  • CA: Controller sees IOUs by Feb. 1 in budget crisis

    12/31/2008 2:32:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 467+ views ^ | 12/31/08 | Matthew Yi
    Sacramento -- State Controller John Chiang, who oversees California's cash flow, warned state agencies Tuesday that unless Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature agree on a budget, the state will have to begin issuing IOUs to some state employees and contractors as early as Feb. 1. "Without immediate cash solutions or the ability to borrow billions from the strained financial markets, the state controller's office has no choice but to pursue the deferral of potentially billions of dollars in payments and/or the issuance of ... IOUs," Chiang wrote in a letter to state agencies. Tuesday, Chiang was still in the...
  • Face of Defense: Air Traffic Controller Fulfills Long-Term Plans

    09/05/2008 6:13:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Sept. 5, 2008 – For one Iron Eagle soldier here, there was never a question of if she would serve. The only question was when. Army Spc. Radha Bhramdat watches as two Black Hawk helicopters land at the Camp Taji Airfield, north of Baghdad, Aug. 28, 2008. Bhramdat is an air traffic controller with the 4th Infantry Division’s Company F, 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Since I was 15, my mom started giving me the idea of serving...
  • CA: State overspent by $3.9 billion in fiscal year that just ended, controller says

    07/11/2008 1:17:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 163+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/11/08 | Judy Lin
    State Controller John Chiang delivered more grim evidence of the state's budget meltdown Thursday. Chiang's office released cash figures showing that California overspent by $3.9 billion in the fiscal year just ended. General fund expenditures for the 2007-08 fiscal year that ended June 30 totaled $107.3 billion, while total receipts were $103.4 billion. Receipts would have been even lower had the governor and Legislature not borrowed $3.3 billion earlier this year. "Without counting bond proceeds, the gap between last year's revenues and expenditures was more than $7 billion," Chiang said in a statement. "Without a spending plan in place, the...
  • CA: Controller: State faces up to ~$48 billion bill on health benefits (over next 30 years)

    05/07/2007 7:25:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 383+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 5/7/07 | AP
    California may have to come up with an extra $47.9 billion over the next 30 years to cover health and dental benefits for its retirees and current state employees, Controller John Chiang said Monday. But Chiang said the state could cut that bill to about $31.3 billion if it dropped its pay-as-you-go approach, invested about $1 billion a year to help cover future retiree health costs and used the earnings to ease the impact on the state budget. "Our actuarial report shows that, annually, if we continue on the pay-as-you-go basis, we will accrue a liability of $3.59 billion a...
  • California short $1 billion in tax revenue, controller says

    02/06/2007 3:47:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 686+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/6/07 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Personal income tax receipts coming into the state in January fell $1.3 billion below Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's revenue estimates in the spending plan he released last month, the state controller said Tuesday. The lower-than-expected revenue raises questions about whether Schwarzenegger will reach his stated goal of eliminating the state's net operating deficit in the budget year beginning in July. The governor's proposed 2007-2008 budget assumes tax revenue in the current budget year would grow by $1.1 billion, or 1 percent. In the coming fiscal year, Schwarzenegger also assumed a $6.8 billion boost, or 7 percent increase. "Tax payments are down...
  • CA: Tony Strickland for California Controller TV ads

    10/31/2006 8:29:45 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Tony Strickland for Controller ^ | Strickland for Controller
    Tony's latest TV advertisements TV ADsIn order to play these ads, you'll need quicktime. Rudy Giuliani supporting Tony Strickland Tony "The Tiger" Strickland ---Get involved... Donate to the campaign
  • CA: Tony Strickland vs John Chiang (Controller Candidates To Debate Live On

    10/10/2006 1:41:20 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies · 365+ views ^ | 10 October 2006
    Controller Candidates To Debate Live On * Watch LIVE At 2 p.m. (today)* (CBS 5 / The Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial board will host a 60-minute debate between state Controller candidates John Chiang (Democrat) and Tony Strickland (Republican) today at 2 p.m. at the CBS 5 studios in San Francisco. The debate will be presented via Live streaming video here on and is the second of several Chronicle Editorial board candidate debates that will be offered via live and tape streams here on
  • Dallas Air Traffic Controller

    07/23/2006 6:35:48 AM PDT · by ruffisthudpucker · 12 replies · 1,375+ views
    email | 07/22/2006 | self
    Dallas Air Traffic Controller Dallas ATC: "Tower to Saudi Air 911 -- You are cleared to land eastbound on runway 9R." Saudi Air: "Thank you Dallas ATC. Acknowledge cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R - Allah be Praised !!" Dallas ATC: "Tower to Iran Air 822 -- You are cleared to land westbound on runway 9R." Iran Air: "Thank you Dallas ATC. We are cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R. - Allah is Great !!" Pause: Static............. Saudi Air: "DALLAS ATC! DALLAS ATC!!!" Dallas ATC: "Go ahead Saudi Air 911?" Saudi Air: "YOU HAVE CLEARED BOTH OUR AIRCRAFT...
  • Nevada State Controller Kathy Augustine dies

    07/11/2006 9:19:07 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 4 replies · 640+ views
    KVBC-TV ^ | 7/11/2006 | None Listed
    Nevada's State Controller Kathy Augustine has died after suffering a massive heart attack. Augustine died Tuesday afternoon surrounded by her family at a hospital in Reno. Augustine, who was 50, had been on a respirator, in critical condition since her heart attack on Saturday. Her husband, Chaz Higgs, found her and administered CPR. Higgs says his wife had no signs or symptoms of heart problems, but says the stress of running for State Treasurer and maintaining a busy schedule took a toll on his wife. Augustine was the only state constitutional officer to be impeached while in office. The Nevada...
  • Controller cousins maintaining family tradition

    07/06/2006 6:16:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    7/5/2006 - LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Jennifer Manibusan and her cousin Catherine Balolong have smiles big enough to light up a room. And the two senior airmen have had plenty to smile about since joining the Air Force in December 2002, mostly because they've had the good fortune to have served together since the day they joined. That has helped them adapt to Air Force life. Today, both are air traffic controllers with the 47th Operations Support Squadron at this busy pilot-training base near Del Rio, a town on the Texas-Mexico border. Squadron mates call the inseparable...
  • CA: Maldonado loses Controller race - Strickland unofficial winner of Republican primary

    06/07/2006 1:06:35 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 53 replies · 733+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 7 June 2006 | Leslie Griffy and Larissa Van Beurden-Doust
    Maldonado loses Controller race Strickland unofficial winner of Republican primaryLeslie Griffy and Larissa Van Beurden-Doust With 100 percent of precincts reporting, State Sen. Abel Maldonado has lost to Tony Strickland for the Republican nominaton for state controller. Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, received 37 percent of the vote compared to more than 40 percent for Strickland. They had been in an even tighter race last night. "We knew that this race was going to be very, very close," Maldonado said Tuesday night. "Obviously, we'd love to be on top. I'm proud of the campaign we ran." Local Republican leaders said Maldonado's decision...
  • Live Thread - California Primary Election - 6 June 2006

    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.