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Author Topic: 4-3-8-7-1 ... looking back after 30 years  (Read 2969 times)

Offline SooLineRob

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4-3-8-7-1 ... looking back after 30 years
« on: May 12, 2011, 05:45:09 PM »
"4-3-8-7-1. Those numbers won’t mean much to most people, but to many air traffic controllers, they jump off the page. Especially for the controllers, like me, who were fired in 1981 after the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization strike, and probably for many current and retired controllers as well. The numbers represent the weekly schedule we were using in 1981 when 85 percent of us walked off the job most of us loved."

Read full story at:

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/from-our-readers/my-view/article418700.ece

While I'm not involved whatsoever in aviation, I couldn't help but think "...the more things change, the more they stay the same..."