Perks for Controllers
The 8 a.m. Eastern Air-Shuttle flight for Washington taxiied out of the gate at LaGuardia Airport last Wednesday at 7:45, fully loaded. It was a brilliantly clear, uncommonly cool and dry morning for New York in June. Yet the early departing shuttle flight, No. 4 to take off, spent 20 minutes on a taxiway, burning 38 cent/gal. fuel.
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