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The staff was jubilant. Burton, for the first time in his long political life, had to hold two press conferences back to back, because there were so many cameras and reporters, he couldn’t fit them into one office.

I tried, without early success to convince the national television network editors about the seriousness of the problem. Burton was about to hold national sub committee hearings on the issue of air safety, and it wasn’t of interest to the «big three» of network news. I guarantee you that Fox News would have covered such a hearing now.

The serious nature of the situation was displayed when we did a «walk through» of a regional air traffic control station. When one of the attendants was explaining how easy it was to switch to the backup system when the radar facility went down, he «flipped» the screen, only to find that he didn’t have the proper tools in his desk to turn canada goose outlet online on the alternate source. If he wasn’t prepared for a Congressional National subcommittee investigation, we could imagine how antiquated and bad the situation was for the flying public.

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