KCOU Columbia Regional Airport (1,538 acres) Columbia, MO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KFTT] 10 E ; [KJEF] 14 S ; [KVER] 23 W ; [KMYJ] 28 NE ;(ave. distance: 19 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 36 (17 single-props, 9 multi-props) (8 … Continue reading

ANALYSIS: American Eagle ends up ‘Stuck in the Mud’ in Columbia, MO

The images indicate a simple pilot error, not unlike what can happen to us with our cars, if we misjudge our turn and sideswipe a curb or another vehicle while parking. METAR shows winds were from the SSW at 10mph, so ATC would have … Continue reading


Grand Canyon is universally revered as a great natural wonder. But, since the mid-1960’s, the use of helicopters for air tourism has substantially diminished the quality of the Grand Canyon experience. The primary aviation impact is Noise produced by loud … Continue reading


KJEF Jefferson City Memorial Airport (469 acres) Jefferson City, MO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KCOU] 14 N ; [KFTT] 16 NE ; [H79] 24 SW ; [KVER] 33 NW ;(ave. distance: 22 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 53 (26 single-props, 12 … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2013Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second 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