KAMA Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (3,547 acres) Amarillo, TX Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KTDW] 7 SW ; [T45] 19 NE ; [KBGD] 33 NE ; [KHRX] 37 SW ;(ave. distance: 24 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 36 (20 single-props, 13 … Continue reading

FAA History: 1950’s

FAA History (main page) Tuesday, January 3, 1950:Pan American Airways changed its name to Pan American World Airways. Nine days later, on January 12, the company completed its round-the-world radio-telephone communications system, which the Civil Aeronautics Administration had approved for … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2013Q4]

The following table presents a chronology for the fourth quarter of 2013, showing all U.S. aviation accidents listed as ‘Fatal’ within the NTSB Aviation Accident Database. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, and a brief synopsis. … Continue reading

The DoJ’s White Paper on Lethal Operations (use of Drones in Foreign Countries)

Pluses & Minuses of New Technology They are commonly called ‘drones’, and their accelerating development for civil aviation use is under the control of FAA, as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as UAV’s. Welcome to a brave new world. … Continue reading