May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Request for proposal for the replacement of the ARTS IIIE sites goes out next month. Looks like it is a go.


Asleep at the wheel

March 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

No excuse for falling asleep in the tower but 8 hours up there by yourself is difficult.  You have to make sure you turn up the volume on the landlines and freqs loud enough to wake you.


March 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well the decision is made.  ARTS IIIE sites will be converted to STARS.  IIE sites next.

Funding Cuts

February 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

FAA (and everyone else) looking at funding cuts.  NextGen in danger?  I guess it depends on how deep the cuts are.  How long, and at what cost can ARTS IIIE continue without big update?  ARTS IIE sites are in even worse shape.  OE’s are up.  Are these issues related?  Comments.


February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

TAMR 3 seems to be moving forward with STARS.  The ARTSIIIE sites will be transition in the next 2 to 3 years and the IIE sites after that.  Thoughts?

Alabama beats Auburn

January 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

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January 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

My background is Air Traffic Control and the US Navy.  I also enjoy college sports especially the University of Alabama, Roll Tide.  I will try to stay away from politics and religion.  Let’s see how this goes.