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In defense of air traffic controllers

I think it's high time we quit bad-mouthing air traffic controllers. A few weeks ago, investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration corroborated allegations by a former ATC, a Mr. Evan Seeley (pronounced "stoolie"), that some of his colleagues were low-life scum. Seems when flight traffic thinned out at a certain, gruff New York airport, ATCs watched movies on laptops, gambled online, threw stilettos at helpless rats, sharpened pencils with their teeth, and ate cucumber sandwiches laced with dill seed.

The reports, released by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an agency formed becau...


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