[KAPA]

KAPA Centennial Airport (1,400 acres) Denver, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KBKF] 9 NE ; [KDEN] 19 NE ; [KFTG] 19 NE ; [KBJC] 24 NW ;(ave. distance: 18 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 849 (575 single-props, 133 multi-props) (121 jets, … 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

ANALYSIS: A 4-Hour Fuel Burn-off Following a BizJet Hydraulic Failure

A Hawker business jet departed the Centennial Airport [KAPA] at 11:03AM local time, carrying a passenger on a flight to Latrobe, PA [KLBE]. Had everything been normal, it would have landed less than three hours later. On this flight, though, a … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2014Q4]

The following table presents a chronology for the fourth quarter of 2014, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. aviation accidents, as well as some non-fatal accidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, and a brief synopsis. Click … Continue reading

After Decades of Delay, Possible Progress to Get the Lead Out of U.S. Aviation Fuel

An FAA Press Release on July 10, 2014 announced that FAA has received nine candidate lead-free fuel formulations to soon be evaluated. This is part of a decades-delayed program to phase out dangerous lead that is still being added to aviation fuels. … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2014Q3]

The following table presents a chronology for the third quarter of 2014, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. aviation accidents, as well as some non-fatal accidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, and a brief synopsis. Click … Continue reading

[KFTG]

KFTG Front Range Airport (3,349 acres) Denver, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KDEN] 8 NW ; [KBKF] 11 SW ; [KAPA] 19 SW ; [KEIK] 27 NW ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 336 (249 single-props, 60 multi-props, 15 … Continue reading

[KCOS]

KCOS City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (7,200 acres) Colorado Springs, CO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KFCS] 8 S ; [1V6] 30 SW ; [KPUB] 32 S ; [KAPA] 46 N ;(ave. distance: 29 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 292 (146 … Continue reading