General Mitchell International Airport sits on 2,180 acres, and includes a Wisconsin Air National Guard base and air refueling wing. The airport has been owned by the county since 1926, and includes land used as a private airport as early … 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


KMWC Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (420 acres) Milwaukie, WI Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KUES] 10 SW ; [KMKE] 12 SE ; [KETB] 19 N ; [KHXF] 21 NW ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 80 (67 single-props, 10 multi-props) … Continue reading


KRAC John H Batten Airport (467 acres) Racine, WI Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KENW] 11 SW ; [KMKE] 12 N ; [KUGN] 20 S ; [KBUU] 22 W ;(ave. distance: 16 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 72 (56 single-props, 12 multi-props) … Continue reading