Posted originally on CTH on January 11, 2023 | Sundance
On January 2nd, the entire FAA system in Florida went offline after some kind of technical glitch that screwed up the works. All flights into and out of Florida were temporarily halted.
Interestingly enough, earlier today the entire FAA system had the same “glitch.”
As noted by Fox News: “The travel chaos was caused by the failure of the FAA’s Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system, which alerts pilots and other personnel about airborne issues and other delays at airports across the country. More than 1,000 flights were canceled in the U.S., and more than 6,700 more flights in the U.S. were delayed, as of 11:30 a.m. ET. FAA investigators are continuing to search for the cause of the outage.” (link)
According to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Joe Biden “was briefed by Secretary Pete Buttigieg early this morning. Biden directed DOT/FAA to restore the system quickly and safely, and to determine causes. Secretary Pete will provide Biden an update later this morning.”
Brilliant plan by the White House pointing the two top men to the problem, top men.
Because, well, without telling DOT/FAA to “restore the system quickly and safely” they may not have realized the need to restore the system, and secondarily could, according to the emphasis from the White House, have done a slow and unsafe restoration.
Yes comrades, fearless leader haz the smarts, see?
Secretary Pete then provided an update on the television.
Fear not comrades, the Biden administration has put their best men on the job.
You can be amazingly confident and assured.
U.S. air transportation has never been safer.