The FAA’s Push To Become More PC Is reportedly Putting Us All At Risk
What is crazy about this is that the shift from accepting only qualifying applicants to more PC applicants happened years ago under the Obama administration. The lack of transparency from the FAA has most Americans in the dark over the issue.
According to SkyHiNews, Americans like to think we are a nation of “laws” passed by our elected representatives. We also like to think the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) puts the safety of the flying public ahead of all other considerations. But the pending, class-action law suit of Brigida vs. the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that, in reality, we are now a nation of “regulations” promulgated by bureaucrats who value “diversity” in hiring over aviation safety.
Background: Prior to May of 2013, in order to find highly qualified air traffic control applicants, the FAA partnered with 36 aviation-degree-granting colleges and universities to help the FAA find highly qualified candidates to take the FAA air traffic controller qualification exam. But the Obama Administration ended that partnership in May, 2013, when it announced that graduates with college degrees in air traffic control (ATC) were no longer eligible to apply to be air traffic controllers.
As Written By MYBINC:
The FAA changed its hiring policies on Dec. 30, 2013. The new hiring practices allow “off the street hires” where the only requirements to apply for a job as an air traffic controller are to be an English-speaking U.S. citizen with a high school diploma, and to pass the FAA’s new exam, the Biographical Questionnaire (BQ), which replaced the AT-SAT exam. Unlike the AT-SAT, the BQ appears to focus more on the diversity of the applicants. The BQ allegedly has nothing to do with one’s ability to do the job well, and some of those who scored highly on the now-defunct AT-SAT have failed the BQ, making them ineligible to work in air control towers.
Meanwhile, the FAA also disqualified the applications, degrees and hands-on experience of more than 3000 job applicants that were qualified under the AT-SAT to become air traffic controllers before the Dec. 30 cutoff.
“[T]he FAA’s lack of transparency and disturbing agenda puts the safety of our skies at risk,” said U.S. Rep Randy Hultgren. “It’s time to compel the FAA to come before Congress to answer for their actions.”