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Construction flaggers - who do you use?
- From: John.Lawson@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:35:29 -0700 (PDT)
Here at DTW and YIP we have multiple construction projects that require
flaggers for crossings at movement areas (taxiways). We currently use flaggers
who are trained by us, with an airfield operations specialist supervising each
Needless to say, this gets expensive when we have as many as four or five
crossing points, plus it cuts down specialist availability for training.
How do you staff crossing points? We've discussed replacing the specialists
with seasonal workers who have appropriate airport/aviation backgrounds and
experience (retired air traffic controllers, retired airline/military pilots,
students in college-level flight programs, etc). The idea of replacing the
flaggers with mobile, wireless remotely-controlled crossing gates has also been
What do the assembled multitudes do?
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