Our friend, John Carr, has taken down his blog, The Main Bang. John is the immediate past President of NATCA; he held the position for six years. Johnny the Bull retired from air traffic control last year. On a personal note, John and his wife have multiples as well – a beautiful set of triplets – as well as a beautiful singleton.
There has been a lot of speculation as to why John has made this decision, but my take from his last post was that it is for personal reasons. I was going to leave his link on the blogroll and leave it inactive for now, but I haven’t figured out how to do it. I don’t doubt he’ll be back to blog on the failings of the FAA or whatever else catches his fancy. The question that remains is when.
I’m not the first one to blog on his recent decision. Don Brown over at Get the Flick, Blue Eyed Buddhist over at The FAA Follies, and Todd over at Vanity Fair Musings all beat me to it. There will probably be more to follow. John’s writing had a lot of followers, not just those of us in air traffic control clicked on his site.
In the meantime, I’m going to leave the RSS feed for the Bang on my favorites toolbar. Who knows, maybe one day – sooner rather than later – the feed will load again with some biting, satirical bit of alliteration from my friend. One can only hope.