KTOP Philip Billard Municipal Airport (920 acres) Topeka, KS Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [K34] 35 SE ; [KFOE] 7 S ; [KLWC] 19 E ; [KOWI] 36 SE ;(ave. distance: 24 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 60 (53 single-props, 3 multi-props, … Continue reading

Representative Karen Bass Speaking About FAA Impacts, at a Rules Committee Hearing

A ‘thank you!’ is owed to Karen Bass, member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She has offered amendments to H.R. 3354, the ‘Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018’, legislation supported by the White House, aimed at funding … Continue reading

The Lack of Tracking

In today’s aviation, hundreds of people can disappear in an instant. We have the technologies to safely track flights, but implementing these technologies does not conform with the fiscal bottom line. So, one flight disappears, tens of millions are spent … Continue reading


KFOE Forbes Field (2,854 acres) Topeka, KS Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [K34] 34 E ; [KLWC] 21 E ; [KOWI] 31 SE ; [KTOP] 7 N ;(ave. distance: 23 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 30 (7 single-props) (5 jets, 18 helicopters) … Continue reading

FAA History: 1989

FAA History (main page) Tuesday, January 3, 1989: As part of a series of security measures following the Lockerbie bombing (see December 21, 1988), the Federal Aviation Administration issued a rule requiring airport operators to supplement their procedures for limiting … Continue reading