Unscheduled Outages in FAA's Air Traffic Control Radar Data Processing System, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session, October 19, 1976   [open pdf - 21MB]

This is the October 19, 1976 hearing on "Unscheduled Outages in FAA's [Federal Aviation Administration] Air Traffic Control Radar Data Processing System" held before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Wm. J. Randal: "This subcommittee has prepared a series of reports on the Federal Aviation Administration, been out to Oklahoma City, taken a long and serious look at the procurement practices of the Federal Aviation Administration. We have been, I believe it is objective to state, quite critical of their implementation of recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board. In this Congress during the last 2 years, we have taken a considered, careful, and prolonged look at not online the selection and training practices out at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, but also how some of this training has been translated into the efficiency of air controllers. We have spent quite a little time on some near midair collisions, near misses as we call them, particularly the one in the Lake Michigan area, and some of the other human errors related to the FAA 's air traffic control system." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: George Acri, Kenneth Patterson, Warren Sharp, and Gerald L. Thompson.

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