Air Traffic Controller Warns Face Masks Posing Serious Flight Safety Risks

Air travel is potentially becoming more dangerous due to face masks impeding communications between pilots and air traffic control specialists (ATCS).

Journalist and author Alex Berenson published excerpts from a verified whistleblower’s email explaining that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented stricter rules about masking in air traffic control towers and how it is severely hampering critical transmissions.

The whistleblower says after approximately a year of flexible mask policies, guidance was updated a month ago, with controllers told to “wear them at all times while at work, in position, etc. unless you have an office and are in there by yourself.”

. . .“It has created an issue where we get a lot more read-back errors from pilots on instructions because they can’t hear us clearly over the radio,” the ATCS explains. “Our instructions are almost always time or safety critical, sometimes down to seconds.”

“Worst case scenario is a pilot thinks we say something, reads it back wrong, and it results in disaster if we can’t correct them before we lose them on radios.”

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