KPVD Theodore Francis Green State Airport (1,111 acres) Providence, RI Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KOQU] 8 S ; [KSFZ] 12 N ; [KUUU] 13 SE ; [1B9] 20 NE ;(ave. distance: 13 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 32 (22 single-props, 1 … 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

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


KSFZ North Central State Airport (475 acres) Pawtucket, RI Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [1B6] 11 N ; [KPVD] 12 S ; [1B9] 14 E ; [KLZD] 19 W ;(ave. distance: 14 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 87 (77 single-props, 7 multi-props, … Continue reading


KUUU Newport State Airport (221 acres) Middletown, RI Four Nearby Instrument Airports: KOQU 7 NW ; KPVD 13 NW ; KEWB 17 NE ; KTAN 24 NE ;(ave. distance: 15 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 34 (29 single-props, 3 multi-props) (2 … Continue reading