Weather Data for the Extreme Rainfall Event at Islip [KISP], 8-13-2014

Wednesday morning brought record rainfall amounts to much of the northeastern U.S. The one major commercial airport most at the center of the event was at Islip, NY, at the Long Island MacArthur Airport [KISP]. The weather records are copied … Continue reading


KISP Long Island MacArthur Airport (1,311 acres) Ronkonkoma, NY Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KHWV] 11 E ; [KFRG] 15 W ; [KFOK] 21 E ; [KBDR] 22 N ;(ave. distance: 17 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 233 (135 single-props, 16 multi-props) … 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

KDCA NextGen Impacts May Trigger Yet One More Legal Action Against FAA

FAA is presently being sued by groups across the nation, due to their botched NextGen implementation. It looks like another lawsuit may be initiated, seeking relief for residents in Bethesda, MD. See the Bethesda Magazine article (archived copy below, in … Continue reading

Airport Weather Observations (METARs) for Winter Storm Jonas

A storm for the record books, Jonas is also understood to be an indication of storms to come. And, it is not a stretch to understand the cause and effect – the link between these extreme weather events and our … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2015Q3]

The following table presents a chronology for the third quarter of 2015, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. civil aviation accidents, as well as a few selected non-fatal accidents and incidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, … Continue reading


KBDR Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport (800 acres) Bridgeport, CT Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KHVN] 12 NE ; [KOXC] 19 N ; [KDXR] 20 NW ; [KISP] 22 S ;(ave. distance: 18 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 190 (139 single-props, 15 … Continue reading