You got that right..... I would be willing to bet that ANYONE in the aviation industry be it baggage handlers or GA pilots would line up at the stairs of their local ATC tower with their kids if giving the chance. That is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those kids and may very well spark the interest in a dying breed of professionals. The problem with the USA today is all this political correctness. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it !!
the FAA and NATCA National should be the last to pull the professionalism and responsibility card out.
And I find it amazing that the people who seem to be so outraged about this are not much more outraged about the massive waste that surrounds FAA and other government projects.