According to whistleblowers the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have spent five to bring 3, 600 managers to a conference in this was no more than an excuse to throw a three-week-long party.
Undercover footage of a video will be broadcast Wednesday evening on , which shows FAA managers drinking heavily after a day of meetings. This comes at a bad time especially as Americans continue to simmer over the economy.
The News report suggests the FAA slipped in a 21-day holiday disguised as a managers meeting earlier this month. One employee mentioned to an undercover reporter “It is nothing but a ,” In response the FAA said that it was not a party but essential training sessions for the managers to learn. Another manager bragged to ABC News about nearly being arrested for drunkenly dancing on a table.
The “seminar” featured lavish food and hosted bars. The hotel was so pleased to have the extravagantly spending federal agency there it threw extravagant weekly parties.
The FAA claims the 3-weeks of debauchery was actually necessary to train managers on a new National Air Controllers’ union contract. It could not explain why it had to convene the party at the 4-star Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta flying the managers there; housing and feeding them for 3-weeks, plus provide them an $81 per day per diem in addition to their salaries that average in excess of $100,000 annually and send taxpayers the $5,000,000 bill.
Adjacent is a frame from a video of the recent $5 million FAA “seminar” hosted at Atlanta’s 4-star OMN I HOTEL.