What we’re reading: Station casinos to drop high-return video poker, some ATC towers may close, FAA’s failures of oversight

by Stephanus Surjaputra on March 4, 2013


Station Casinos eliminates many of its highest-paying video poker machines

Station Casinos, which owns some casinos in Vegas including the Red Rock Casino, is eliminating some of its high payout video poker machines.

Station officials would not disclose how many high-paying machines they have removed, nor would they say from which casinos.

Roger Pettersson, corporate director of gaming operations, said Station did remove some 100 percent machines but has no plans to get rid of all of them.

Pilots left to avoid each other if airport towers close

If automatic budget cuts remain in place on April 1, up to 168 air traffic control towers will close.

Closing a tower doesn’t mean closing an airport. Most of the roughly 5,000 U.S. public airports don’t have towers. Pilots follow long-established procedures to fly there, Bruce Landsberg, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Institute, said in an interview.

Is the 787 coverup exposing the FAA’s failure to protect the flying public? [OPINION] Plus, whistleblowers put FAA under pressure

Richard Wyeroski is a former FAA safety inspector and contributor to airnation.net. In this opinion piece, he says that Boeing is not the only one to blame for the 787 problems.

As a former FAA Inspector I have seen first hand how the agency covers up problems and keeps them from the American people. The FAA failed in certifying the aircraft. Administrator Huerta and DOT Secretary LaHood do not have any idea what to do.

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