KDAL Dallas Love Field (1,300 acres) Dallas, TX Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KADS] 7 N ; [KDFW] 10 W ; [KRBD] 10 S ; [KGPM] 13 SW ;(ave. distance: 10 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 790 (24 single-props, 13 multi-props) (748 … Continue reading

Hubbing Strategies Increase Impacts, But Do Not Create Sustainable Airline Profits

Airline stocks have been tanking lately, in no small part due to strategy shifts by United. In a nutshell, United is trying to design a broad restructuring of its three domestic-focused hubs in Chicago, Denver and Houston. Why? Because this … 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


KADS Addison Airport (368 acres) Addison, TX Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KDAL] 7 S ; [KDFW] 11 SW ; [KRBD] 17 S ; [KTKI] 18 NE ;(ave. distance: 13 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 622 (309 single-props, 96 multi-props) (201 jets, … Continue reading


KTKI Collin County Regional at McKinney Airport (661 acres) Dallas, TX Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [F46] 17 SE ; [KADS] 18 SW ; [7F3] 19 SE ; [KDAL] 24 SW ;(ave. distance: 20 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 239 (194 single-props, … Continue reading


KGPM Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (162 acres) Grand Prairie, TX Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KGKY] 3 SW ; [KRBD] 9 E ; [KDFW] 12 N ; [KDAL] 13 NE ;(ave. distance: 9 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 204 (186 single-props, 16 … Continue reading