Collision Course

Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America
McCartin, Joseph A.
Date published: 
October 2013

Collision Course sets the 1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization's strike within a vivid panorama of the rise of the world's busiest air-traffic control system. Through the stories of controllers like Mike Rock and Jack Maher, who were galvanized into action by that disaster and went on to found PATCO, it describes the efforts of those who sought to make the airways safer and fought to win a secure place in the American middle class.