Recent reports of severe flight delays are unacceptable, and we know it. The individual airlines involved in these delays and the entire industry deeply regret what occurred. While extreme weather conditions played a role, we know that weather is no excuse.Tarmacbound, no one wins (USA Today)

Lansing State Journal – Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica Witzke has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. Witzke is a 2005 graduate of Perry High School. She is the daughter of Richard and Sandra …Dozier: Okemos’ Dietz earns Girl Scouts Gold Award

… the nephew of Lillian Toscano of Ingleside. Airman 1st Class Autumn B. Galbreath has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Officer Course at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. The student received training in tower and radar …Military Notes: 02.17.07

… 1, at the Millennium Bangkok Hilton Hotel. This first CMAC to be held in Asia is sponsored by the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), and the U.S. Department of Defense, with support from …Memo for Editors and Writers-Asia to Host Upcoming Global Civil-Military Air Traffic Summit

Air Traffic Control in Iraq takes steel nerves, unique personalityStars and Stripes, DC – Feb 15, 2007By Zeke Minaya, Stars and Stripes. TIKRIT, Iraq ? Talking as fast as an over-caffeinated auctioneer, Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Leonard rattles off a string of …Air Traffic Control in Iraq takes steel nerves, unique personality – Stars and Stripes

Dallas Morning News – The goal: create a consistent revenue stream to pay for an upgrade of the Air Traffic Control system, shifting from an older radar-based system to satellite-based navigation technology. “The current financing structure will make it extremely difficult …Aviation debate picks up

… navigation lights and / or collision avoidance lights and maintain communication between the PIC and Air Traffic Control (ATC). Unmanned aircraft flights below 18,000 feet have similar requirements, except that if operators choose to operate on …policy document

Farah, Afghanistan — The dusty, 3,000-foot airstrip bordering this Afghan town near the Iranian border is not for the queasy: Midway along its run, the narrow runway curves sharply to the right, presenting NATO pilots with a unique landing challenge.In Afghanistan, pilots face deadly tests in air, on ground (The Plain Dealer)

Flying the outdated skiesRoanoke Times, VA – Feb 16, 2007A battle is building over who will pay for the FAA, including $1 billion for a long overdue Air Traffic Control upgrade. The nation’s major air carriers …Aviation debate picks up Dallas Morning News (subscription)Airlines at La Guardia Fight Bush Administration Proposal to … New York TimesFarewell, Airline Ticket Taxes ForbesAero-News Network – Aero-News Networkall 8 news articlesFlying the outdated skies – Roanoke Times

New York Times – But last week, the administration proposed maintaining a cap on the total number of flights and auctioning the slots, as part of a complicated bill on a new national financing mechanism for Air Traffic Control. Marion Blakey, the F.A.A. administrator …Airlines at La Guardia Fight Bush Administration Proposal to Auction …

New Pay Plan for Control of Air Traffic Is ProposedNew York Times, NY – Feb 14, 200714 ? The Bush administration proposed Wednesday to eliminate the tax on plane tickets and air cargo shipments, shifting the cost of the Air Traffic Control …New Pay Plan for Control of Air Traffic Is Proposed – New York Times

… of St. Thomas More Catholic High School. Air Force Airman Stephanie J. Verret graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Officer Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. Verret is the daughter of Bryan J. Verret of Thibodaux and …Military News

A plan for a new, high-tech Air Traffic Control system would raise …International Herald Tribune, France – Feb 14, 2007The FAA administrator, Marion Blakey, who outlined the plan in recent budget briefings, says the aging Air Traffic Control system urgently needs replacing …A plan for a new, high-tech Air Traffic Control system would raise … – International Herald Tribune

PR Inside – A two-year-old girl sneaked onto a plane to Egypt after running away from her parents at a German airport. The parents of Ana Miele realised she had gone missing as they were boarding a flight to Tunisia at Nuernberger airport. Air Traffic Control …Stowaway toddler

After years of struggling through design and cost challenges, the city is finally ready to build an automated train system that will make it easier for passengers to get around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.{b} Arizona travel | Guide to PhoenixSky Harbor expects to get go-ahead to build $1.1 bil people-mover train (The Arizona Republic)

Roanoke Times – The nation’s major air carriers appear squarely behind a piece of President Bush’s 2008 budget proposal that includes a Federal Aviation Administration allotment to upgrade an aging Air Traffic Control system. Bush should be applauded for his …Flying the outdated skies