KSYR Syracuse Hancock International Airport (2,000 acres) Syracuse, NY Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [6B9] 19 SW ; [KFZY] 19 NW ; [B16] 19 W ; [KVGC] 29 SE ;(ave. distance: 22 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 56 (35 single-props, 11 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

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


KRME Griffiss International Airport (1,680 acres) Rome, NY Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KVGC] 24 S ; [KSYR] 31 W ; [KOIC] 40 S ; [K09] 41 E ;(ave. distance: 34 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 64 (46 single-props, 11 multi-props, 1 … Continue reading