Tag Archives: Praxis Foundation

Blakey – Blech!

Some in the aviation world may have heard that Marion Blakey, former FAA Administrator, is slated to receive an award.  It crossed my mind to write down and share my thoughts about it, but the truth is, I can’t stand … Continue reading

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Worth Reading

I may not have had much time lately to put down some original thoughts, but luckily others have. WWVB recently posted this. And many thanks to Praxis Foundation who posted the link to this article.  My favorite quotes are [emphasis … Continue reading

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The Costs of NextGen Keep Rising

Praxis Foundation asked this question several days ago: Is anybody concerned that the GPS system can be rendered unusable by a 42dBw transmitter in an adjacent spectrum? Is it prudent to build a no-backup, global system that can be rendered … Continue reading

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Little Said

Yes, I know I haven’t posted anything recently.  Luckily, there are others who can get to their keyboards more often than I can. Latest posts on ERAM from Don Brown at Get The Flick can be found here and here. … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It’s been almost two weeks since my last post on fatigue. In that time, the FAA has rescinded its guidance that trainees are allowed to staff the midshifts.  Good. It has also, quietly, partially rescinded its 9-hour between all shifts … Continue reading

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Let’s Really Address Fatigue; Not Look for Scapegoats

I just heard that Hank Krakowski, FAA Chief Operating Officer (COO), tendered his resignation in the wake of the recent negative press of controllers and supervisors falling asleep on midnight shifts.  I admit, I’m not a fan of his and … 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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