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Our friends of the Wall Street Journal say the FAA may push for stricter controls of air -- particularly that lower airspace after two controllers were suspended over the Hudson River midair collision.
-- about Meister is an aviation attorney and pilot he joins us now to take a closer look at how important regulating the -- really is.
-- -- a couple of issues at work here of course is horrific crash over the Hudson.
-- now we come to find.
That one of the air traffic controllers was on the phone with a girlfriend at the time.
They're not saying that that was the cause of the accident but my goodness if I'm one of the relatives of somebody who -- -- thinking that's outrageous it.
Absolutely is outrageous that they're not doing their job we see this and other crashes.
At a fan -- falcon impacted with a -- or over the Hudson River.
We went to the team to guard tower people took their depositions that controller had turned his back on the VFR aircraft the piper.
And had turned his back on the same here -- by the way the -- to -- -- airport.
Piper aircraft 1985.
Look it up on the National Transportation Safety Board so the more things change.
Well let's say this is his lower airspace which is highly unregulated which is surprising for the FAA is are there going to be calls now -- sort of regulate lower airspace below 15100 feet that you have above that level actually it's exactly the point you making exactly the point.
Class B airspace where all the aircraft jets coming for Newark and LaGuardia.
Stops at about 11100 feet we have called for years to bump it up to 15100.
Have the Sunday drivers like the piper aircraft restricted to a thousand to 15100.
Make them carry collision avoidance equipment then segregate.
The police the fire.
And the air tour operators below a thousand given strict lanes to drive in and take the air tour operators.
And make sure you have someone flying in that seat taking care of the passengers.
So that the air tour pilot is a pilot only.
When you see the impact and of course fox business and Fox News have the exclusive video -- explicit pictures here.
It almost looks like that the helicopter never knew what hit it.
That's exactly him back my gut instinct -- a pilot for over forty years.
I have flown both fixed wing high and -- -- up and down this corridor I would do it anymore especially on weekends.
-- it gets so crowded.
It's clear that you had the helicopter and you had a converging aircraft the piper from the rear.
And then at the last minute he made a right bank and chopped his right wing off the problem is people think.
We sit in these small airplanes that we have this perfect -- outside not true.
You sit back you got -- control panel here you got a window about twelve inches and as a result if you just raise that knows a little bit.
You're seeing up and then when you put that lower -- out in front of you.
If you're a little bit of an on incline.
And a little bit of a right turn.
You're really blocked for things -- you like that helicopter -- you have a very specific list of recommendations as anybody the FAA listening to you.
They haven't for twenty years.
And we've seen this in crash after crash -- -- they make very piecemeal little changes we're hoping.
That this is going to be the crash that is going to move along with the NTSB that made safety recommendation.
Going to move the bureaucrats along to get something on on lives absolutely and if we don't do something on the cost more.
Great to have you on niche genre having to referred to see -- -- -- you very much.
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