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‘You have exceeded the capacity of the landing gear’

“Pull up! Pull up! You’re not going to make it. ….. Uh, you have exceeded the capacity of the landing gear.”

Earns+FedEx(2).jpgThose words crackled over my headphones some years back after I failed to safely land a cargo jet at the Louisville airport.

Fortunately, I was flying a UPS flight simulator and not a real jet. One of the perks of my job is that sometimes I’ve been allowed try fun stuff in pursuit of a story. I was reminded of my flight simulator mishap today when I read that FedEx planned to invest a bunch of money in its flight-training simulator operations in Memphis.

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Tennessee ranks high in job retraining

Tennessee is doing a decent job of retraining adult workers who were laid off and helping them find new jobs.

Tennessee ranks 3rd nationally for adults who find jobs after participating in Workforce Investment Act training programs, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development said today.

In 2009, of 9,120 workers who registered for training, 92 percent kept their jobs for six months and had average yearly earnings of $27,000, which is in the top 11 percent across the nation, according to the press release.

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