I wouldn't expect much to come out of that. Training of new controllers is of trivial interest to a Congressmember -- it's highly specialized and they don't know a thing about it, nor do they have control over "technical issues", so to speak. Cutbacks are happening in every sector of government, from local to federal, and besides, the issue is as much of a lack of trainers as it is a lack of money.My son's class that was scheduled for 1-20-09 was also cancelled. So I sent a letter to my senator from Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin, who I expect has the ear of our president who is also from Illinois.
See the link and write to your senators.
The Feb 17th Tower Class I was supposed to be in was cancelled. I now have a Tower Class Date of March 8th.Has anyone else been told that they are not scheduling tower classes at this time? Maybe I am out of the loop, but that was the information I was given. Has anyone been scheduled for an initial tower class in OKC recently? Thanks and good luck to all