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Further Down the Rabbit Hole

By now, anyone who has more than a passing interest in aviation knows that we are still waiting for an FAA Reauthorization Bill.  I’ve lost count of the “short-term” extensions, but I’m pretty sure it was the 20th that just … Continue reading

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Two Minus One Equals ???

Did you hear about the recent computer/radar outage on Friday in Europe?  From what I can gather from the various news reports, it was actually a computer outage for the processing of flight plans, similar to those NADIN failures that … Continue reading

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Self-Separation, 4DTs and UASs?

From my last post on the NextGen ConOps: Restrictions on access to NextGen resources are limited in both extent and time duration to those required to address a safety or security need. NextGen resources and restrictions on NextGen resources?  I … Continue reading

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Eagles, Arrows and Dancing Monkeys

A short break from the NextGen ConOps. Praxis had this to say a couple days ago. I read this today. Those who don’t learn from (recent) history are doomed to repeat it. We often give our enemies the means for … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning

Earlier, I discussed Chapter 2 of JPDO’s NextGen ConOps.  Truth be told, I haven’t had the time to read it cover to cover yet.  I’m not sure how long it’ll take me to get through it all, so I’m going … Continue reading

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A Big “If”

In early June, the FAA reversed its decision to move Boise’s radar to Salt Lake City.  Congratulations to Boise’s users who fought for over four years to have their concerns heard and ultimately vindicated. In late June, the Office of … Continue reading

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Perspective is Key

Here’s JPDO’s NextGen ConOps summary from Chapter 2: ANSP service delivery is performed through a combination of new procedures, technologies, and infrastructure, significantly increasing safety, security, and capacity of air traffic operations in the NAS. ANSPs will require different automation, … Continue reading

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A Different Lens

My last post hit on a number of issues on the terminal side of ATC.  Is the Agency’s goal really to try to make it so “easy” a caveman…or monkey…could do it?  I’m sure there are some in the middle … Continue reading

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Watching and Waiting

As Paul said in his last post on the Follies, it’s been awhile. The Main Bang and Potomac Current and Undertow went offline, Jurassic Bark’s been silent, WWVB hasn’t touched ATC issues in quite some time, Don Brown is focusing … Continue reading

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