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NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The scare caused by a sleeping air traffic controller at Reagan National Airport recalled.

(Oklahoma City: Tom Costello) The new generation of air traffic controllers featured; scenes shown from the Air Traffic Control Academy in Oklahoma City; details given about training involving simulators. [In 1981, President Ronald REAGAN – comments on firing striking PATCO union controllers.] [FAA administrator Randy BABBITT††- comments on the simulator training.] [Air traffic controllers Arlene PEREZ‡, Karim WATSON†- comment on what is required for controllers.]

Holt, Lester;
Costello, Tom

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