MEDIA SILENCE: Hundreds of Flights Canceled After Mass Walkout of Air Traffic Controllers
Here’s another news story that is so important that you won’t hear about it in the mainstream media.
Hundreds of flights were canceled this past Friday after a walk-out from the air traffic controller staff as a result of the mandates being imposed on employees.
The outlets that did report it tried to cover it up by saying that bad weather was a part of the reason for the canceled flights, but there was no hurricane or tornado therefore they would not cancel that many flights because of weather. This was almost exclusively due to the air traffic controllers walking out because of the mandate.
BREAKING: Air Traffic Controllers In Jacksonville, FL Staged A Walkout Yesterday In Response To The Vaccine Mandate
It’s Being Reported That All Flights In & Out Of FL Were Cancelled As A Result
Mainstream Media Chose Not To Report On This As Of Yet pic.twitter.com/DCSqh8M1eq
— HeadlineHunter! 🚨 Alerts (@freehumanity911) October 9, 2021
Action News Jax reported,
Different airports in Florida experienced flight delays and cancellations on Friday due to bad weather and, in some cases, staff shortages.
According to the Federal Aviation Center, a Jacksonville facility needed additional staff for managing air traffic and did not resume normal operations until 10 p.m. on Friday.
The FAA released the following statement on Saturday regarding flight delays and cancelations.
“Due to a combination of severe weather, active military training in the airspace, and unexpected limited staff at the Jacksonville facility that handles high-altitude, en route traffic, the FAA took steps to safely manage air traffic the evening of Oct. 8. Normal operations returned at approximately 10 p.m.”
Other airports like Tampa International Airport had delays and cancelations due to bad weather.
Tampa International Airport tried passing this off on the weather as well,
“TPA is continuing to experience flight delays at this time as a result of an FAA-imposed air traffic management program in response to bad weather to the north. This issue is impacting all Florida airports. As always, please check with your airline for flight updates.”
TPA is continuing to experience flight delays at this time as a result of an FAA-imposed air traffic management program in response to bad weather to the north. This issue is impacting all Florida airports. As always, please check with your airline for flight updates.
— Tampa International Airport ✈️ (@FlyTPA) October 8, 2021
But others called them out on it:
“Heard a Rumor that ATC staff walked out in protest of vaccine mandate. That’s why they are coming up with bogus weather story.”
“Staffing issues at Jacksonville air traffic control according to one pilot, not weather”
“Frontline worker here. We’re hearing the same thing.”
Here’s a text conversation apparently from someone on the inside: