KSTP St Paul Downtown Airport/Holman Field (540 acres) St Paul, MN Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KSGS] 5 S ; [KMSP] 8 SW ; [21D] 9 NE ; [KANE] 14 NW ;(ave. distance: 9 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 108 (26 single-props, … 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

With FAA, ‘Collaboration’ is Just a Slick Euphemism for ‘Propaganda Campaign’

Time and again this year, the mainstream media has been shown to be fully collaborating with those they report on, thus effectively serving not as objective journalists but as servant propaganda agents. We’ve seen this in politics (yes, 2016 has … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2016Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2016, 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


KFCM Flying Cloud Airport (543 acres) Eden Prairie, MN Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KMSP] 11 E ; [KMIC] 15 N ; [KLVN] 15 SE ; [KSTP] 18 E ;(ave. distance: 15 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 332 (263 single-props, 49 multi-props) … Continue reading


KMIC Crystal Airport (436 acres) Crystal, MN Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KANE] 8 NE ; [KMSP] 12 SE ; [KSTP] 15 SE ; [KFCM] 15 S ;(ave. distance: 13 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 192 (172 single-props, 12 multi-props) (8 helicopters) … Continue reading


KANE Anoka County-Blaine (Janes Field) (1,900 acres) Minneapolis, MN Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KMIC] 8 SW ; [KSTP] 14 SE ; [KMSP] 16 S ; [21D] 17 SE ;(ave. distance: 14 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 352 (292 single-props, 40 multi-props) … Continue reading