KEEN Dillant-Hopkins Airport (939 acres) Keene, NH Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KAFN] 13 SE ; [KORE] 20 S ; [0B5] 22 SW ; [KGDM] 24 SE ;(ave. distance: 20 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 68 (60 single-props, 5 multi-props) (2 jets, … Continue reading

A Tutorial: How You Can Use Online Resources to Identify and Study Flights Impacting Your Home

Many of us are too keenly aware of the destruction being done to residential neighborhoods, by excessive flight scheduling at the few U.S. airports where airlines are expanding their hubs. To protect homes and health, more of us are now … Continue reading

A Retired Pilot Shares His Thoughts about Labor Day 2015

In late 2014, George Jehn, a retired Eastern Airlines (and later US Airways) pilot and ALPA union official, published his book, ‘Final Destination: Disaster. What Really Happened to Eastern Airlines’. This book represents an insider’s view of the political and corporate … Continue reading

The Astounding Athletic Power of Quadcopters

A TEDtalk by Raffaello D’Andrea, this is really a technological magic show. Mr. D’Andrea is Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He demonstrates many amazing capabilities of the simplest (and cheapest) drone … Continue reading

SCASDP Grants, 2002-2013

The following is a compilation of all Small Community Air Service Development Program grants, issued from 2002 through 2013. All data was compiled from FAA’s SCASDP webpage. 2002 AK King Cove, Sand Point, etc. 1 $240,000 2003 AK King Cove, … Continue reading

Aviation vs. Railroads: Why is FAA so much slower than FRA to address personal electronics distractions?

Last week, FAA posted in the Federal Register their Final Rule, Prohibition on Personal Use of Electronic Devices on the Flight Deck. Essentially, the new rule declares the obvious … that texting (or computer games or sharing pictures of your cute … Continue reading