"I want to say that it is safer to fly today than it was a month ago," said NATCA Vice President Trish Gilbert in an interview with CNN on Wednesday. "We only have a small number of people working now. We There are controllers that do their very good things there, but if they don't have a government behind them to support them, and to guarantee the safety of the flight system, how long can you expect them to last? How long do you want to fly in the air?"
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking to recall thousands of "faulted" employees who are also considered critical to security issues. Thousands of FAA employees are currently working unpaid or forced to stay at home.