[KALB]

KALB Albany International Airport (1,000 acres) Albany, NY Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KSCH] 8 NW ; [4B0] 11 S ; [5B2] 18 N ; [KDDH] 26 E ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 85 (47 single-props, 4 multi-props) (14 … Continue reading

FEB 25-27: Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium, at Long Beach, CA

Every year, industry representatives (including FAA and the lobbyists, of course!) meet at around this time, for the ‘Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium’. The event is traditionally held in the Palm Springs area, but is at Long Beach this year. … Continue reading

1990 vs 2005 vs 2016 Operations: Exposing FAA’s Inaccurate Forecasts

While doing some online research and archiving of older FAA documents, I ran into a copy of FAA’s 1993 Aviation System Capacity Plan. (click here for an archived copy of the 389-page document). Within this document, Table A-3 offered a … Continue reading

The Third Head of the NextGen Hydra: How FAA is Jamming Arrivals Closer Together

Three months ago, the ‘Dissecting NextGen’ presentation was made in Des Moines, to help people better understand the impacts of NextGen around Sea-Tac International Airport [KSEA]. Included within that presentation was discussion of ‘Hub Concentration’ and ‘Route Concentration’, as two … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2016Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2016, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. civil aviation accidents, as well as a few selected non-fatal accidents and incidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2015Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2015, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. civil aviation accidents, as well as a few selected non-fatal accidents and incidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, … Continue reading

[KPDK]

KPDK Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (745 acres) Atlanta, GA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KATL] 16 SW ; [KFTY] 12 SW ; [KMGE] 11 W ; [KRYY] 17 NW ;(ave. distance: 14 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 426 (290 single-props, 70 multi-props) (47 jets, … Continue reading

[KSCH]

KSCH Schenectady County Airport (750 acres) Scotia, NY Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KALB] 8 SE ; [5B2] 12 N ; [4B0] 18 S ; [NY0] 20 NW ;(ave. distance: 15 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 99 (82 single-props, 8 multi-props) (7 … Continue reading