Orlando gets early taste of ATC retirement woes

Florida's Orlando International Airport is one of the busiest in the U.S., yet it has the highest percentage of trainee air traffic controllers, according to Calvin Scovel, the Transportation Department's inspector general. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 47% of controllers lack full certification, meaning their work must be supervised by more experienced personnel. A surge in retirements has boosted the number of trainees in Orlando, a trend expected to ripple through the ranks of controllers nationwide.

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