PAMR Merrill Field Airport [MRI] (436 acres) Anchorage, AK Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [PAED] 3 NE ; [PANC] 5 SW ; [PAGQ] 19 N ; [PAWS] 23 N ;(ave. distance: 13 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 844 (786 single-props, 41 multi-props, … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2014Q3]

The following table presents a chronology for the third quarter of 2014, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. aviation accidents, as well as some non-fatal accidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, and a brief synopsis. Click … Continue reading


PANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport [ANC] (4,608 acres) Anchorage, AK Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [PAMR] 5 NE ; [PAED] 7 NE ; [PAGQ] 22 N ; [PAWS] 27 NE ;(ave. distance: 15 nm) Total Based Aircraft: 98 (8 single-props, … Continue reading

FAA History: 1991

FAA History (main page) Friday, January 4, 1991:In the first of a series of telecommunications failures which created air traffic control problems during this year, the AT&T company’s maintenance workers accidentally cut a fiber-optic telephone cable in New Jersey, disrupting … Continue reading

FAA History: 2005

FAA History (main page) Thursday, January 20, 2005:At 4:01 a.m. eastern standard time, air traffic controllers inaugurated Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM), a new procedure designed to allow aircraft to fly more direct routes at the most fuel-efficient altitudes, saving … Continue reading