[KMCI]

KMCI Kansas City International Airport (10,200 acres) Kansas City, MO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KFLV] 10 NW ; [KMKC] 12 SE ; [KGPH] 19 E ; [3EX] 24 E ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 0 Operations & ATC: … 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

Trends in Aviation Transparency: Passenger Documents In-Flight Engine Failure

The trend in aviation has been toward careful micromanagement of information, by both the airlines and the regulatory officials. So, when an airplane issue happens (an accident, an in-flight failure, or even a disappearing flight), or when ATC makes a mistake, it … Continue reading

[KSLN]

The Salina Regional Airport began in 1942, with construction of the Smoky Hill Army Airfield on 2,600 acres. After WWII, the airport became a Strategic Air Command base, with a twelve-silo underground nuclear missile complex. There was an enormous investment … Continue reading

[KSTJ]

KSTJ Rosecrans Memorial Airport (1,707 acres) St Joseph, MO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [K59] 17 SW ; [KFLV] 24 S ; [KEZZ] 29 E ; [KMCI] 30 S ;(ave. distance: 25 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 86 (65 single-props, 6 multi-props) … Continue reading

[KMKC]

KMKC Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport (700 acres) Kansas City, MO Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KMCI] 12 NW ; [KLXT] 14 SE ; [KOJC] 18 S ; [KGPH] 18 NE ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 207 (103 single-props, 52 … Continue reading