KOAK Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (2,600 acres) Oakland, CA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KHWD] 6 SE ; [KSFO] 10 SW ; [KSQL] 13 S ; [KPAO] 16 S ;(ave. distance: 11 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 239 (151 single-props, 32 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

A Very Good Article About KSFO NextGen Impacts, Causing Sleep Loss in Pacifica

The article, by Mike Moffitt, includes an excellent collection of images, and some very sharp reader comments. Here is one spot-on comment by a reader who sees the whole picture on what FAA is REALLY doing with NextGen… QUOTE “…The FAA’s … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2015Q4]

The following table presents a chronology for the fourth 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

FAA: Winging it with Arbitrary Numbers & Declarations

In a recent cartoon, the concerns of residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains area (south of the San Francisco Airport) were graphically presented by Steven DeCinzo:DeCinzo’s Op/Ed is drawing many chuckles. But, more importantly, it is not an exaggeration of how … Continue reading

CALIFORNIA (part-2): Airport Data & Links

Two pages … click on the links for Part One or Part Two: California Airports, #1 thru #50: KLAX thru KPMD California Airports, #51 thru #78: KVCV thru KNUQ KVCV Southern California Logistics Airport (2,300 acres) Victorville, CA Four Nearby … Continue reading


KHAF Half Moon Bay Airport (325 acres) Half Moon Bay, CA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KSFO] 9 NE ; [KSQL] 12 E ; [KOAK] 18 NE ; [KPAO] 19 E ;(ave. distance: 15 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 33 (31 single-props, … Continue reading