FAA’s ‘Woke Garbage’ Resurfaces After Computer Issues Ground Planes Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: An American Airline plane is taxiing to take-off at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, United States on September 15, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “Aerospace is for everyone, and the language we use matters,” the FAA said in a social media post. “We launched an agency-wide initiative to adopt gender-neutral and inclusive aviation terminology.”
  • Former FAA Administrator Steve Dickson remarked in a video posted in December 2021 that the agency would “promote the use” of gender-neutral language “throughout the aerospace field.”
  • Among other moves, Dickson said that the “Notice to Airmen” system, which caused the outages on Wednesday, would be renamed to the “Notice to Air Missions” system.

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