Washington, DC—After several air traffic controllers have recently fallen asleep on the job, FAA head, Randal Babbitt, has set some ground rules for all of our nation’s control towers.
“No longer will alcohol or other depressants be consumed or ingested during shift parties,” stated Babbitt. “All comfy pillows, alcohol, and products containing sedating hypnotics have been confiscated and consumed at one of my house parties.”
Whereas lounge chairs and recliners remain permissible, the new policy demands they must face the windows and the control panels. However, Babbitt warned his staff on Monday, “One more ‘incident’ and they’re gone too, bitches.”
When asked if he felt his measures were too extreme, Babbitt replied, “I think when several hundred people are landing in a plane, I demand at least some of our controllers are alert enough to land the fuckers safely.”
Babbitt understands he needs to balance the dangers of exhaustion with the fact the job is “insanely boring, especially at some of our more rural airports.” Hookers and certain types of wild parties remain permissible, because, “Things like that will actually help keep them up,” added Babbitt. “Pardon the pun.”
When asked about issuing stimulants like crack cocaine or methamphetamine to avoid falling asleep on the job, Babbitt said, “I don’t want to fully endorse such substances at this time—at least not professionally. Such stimulants have their place, like jammed up the ass of an international drug smuggler, but I don’t want them in my control towers, unless someone has to work a double.”