L38 Louisiana Regional Airport (160 acres) Gonzales, LA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [1L0] 19 E ; [KBTR] 24 NW ; [L83] 26 S ; [KHDC] 34 NE ;(ave. distance: 26 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 102 (90 single-props, 7 multi-props) (1 … 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

ANALYSIS: AirAsia 8501, Extreme Weather, and the Crash of Pulkovo 612

2014 is behind us now. Thank goodness, because it was a lousy year for public confidence in aviation. Our confidence was undermined substantially, not by engineering, but by aviation marketing spin. Our engineering progress has been great. We are developing new technologies and learning … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2015Q1]

The following table presents a chronology for the first 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, and a … Continue reading


KPTN Harry P Williams Memorial Airport (488 acres) Patterson, LA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [L83] 26 E ; [KARA] 35 NW ; [L38] 35 NE ; [KHUM] 36 E ;(ave. distance: 33 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 39 (15 single-props, 4 … Continue reading


KBTR Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Ryan Field (1,250 acres) Baton Rouge, LA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KHZR] 20 NW ; [L38] 24 SE ; [KHDC] 38 E ; [1L0] 40 SE ;(ave. distance: 31 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 181 (109 … Continue reading