U.S. air traffic controllers are working seven percent more operations in just the past 4 years, despite staffing reaching a 28-year low.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: (NATCA member) Christina Stewart had only two things on her mind as rapid-fire bullets rained down on the Route 91 Harvest Festival. First, get out alive. Second, warn her fellow air traffic controllers to halt helicopters and jetliners from landing at nearby McCarran International Airport. Thankfully, she managed to do both. “I didn’t know what exactly was going on or how big the attack was,” said Stewart, a nine-year veteran of the Las Vegas tower. “I just knew something in close proximity to the airport was happening,” she said. “It seems like he was really out to hurt as many people as he could, and an aircraft or a helicopter make a pretty good target.” https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/air-traffic-controller-at-concert-warned-airport-during-las-vegas-shooting/ Link