The Air National Guard’s top six enlisted Airmen of the year were recognized for their achievements when the Air Guard’s command chief master sergeant hosted Airmen of the Year Week here Aug.Air National Guard recognizes top Airmen

The band also recorded its third album, Calling All Ghosts . “Fans should expect our best album yet,” says drummer/vocalist Dylan Ryan .A spirited release

Controversial SPP moves toward North American Air Traffic Control system WorldNetDaily The U.S. has built nine navigation systems for Mexico and Canada under the controversial Security and Prosperity …Now, Here Come The Mexican Airplanes

A letter from Ronald Reagan Letter to Robert Poli, head of the Air Traffic Control Union, PATCO.Control Freak

Era Corporation will host its annual Customer Conference, September 11-13, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Customers and industry experts will convene for a 3-day seminar for attendees to network, discuss industry trends and learn how to gain the most value from their Era airport operations products.Era Corporation to Host Annual Customer Conference (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)

A storm hovered over the state of Pennsylvania; always an ominous bit of news when sitting at an airport gate, waiting for zones to be called.Braving the Storms

AME Info – ‘Progress is ahead of schedule with 60% of the 92 metre tall Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, which will be capable of handling the latest in avionics equipment and state-of-the-art meteorological and radar systems,’ said Abdulla Al Falasi, Marketing …JXB’s Air Traffic Control tower stands tall

US Department of DefenseUS Department of Defense (press release), DC – Aug 14, 2007This procurement provides for electronic equipment maintenance services and air traffic management to support Air Traffic Control operations and maintenance …US Department of Defense – US Department of Defense (press release)

Forbes – Eurocontrol has had a presence in Africa for some time but the new expansion beyond its 38 member states would strengthen the agency’s position in global Air Traffic Control and help moves toward an integrated Air Traffic Control network spanning …Eurocontrol Expands As Air Traffic Booms

Editor’s note: A dozen Transcript staff members took shifts scaring up news in Norman at all hours of the day and night this past week.No time to snooze

Jack Miller submits: Last week, I wrote about how the total foreclosures from the sub-prime mess are a drop in the bucket in relation to the entire economy. They are but the mid-cycle turn is forcing a lot of drunks to sober up in a hurry.Where is All the Money Going? (Seeking Alpha via Yahoo! Finance)

Congress must authorize a new, digital Air Traffic Control system …Houston Chronicle, United States – Aug 11, 2007A new Air Traffic Control system is essential to prevent a meltdown of air travel in the United States. Whatever funding methods Congress devises, …Congress must authorize a new, digital Air Traffic Control system … – Houston Chronicle

New Air Traffic Control tower opens at Spokane International AirportKNDO/KNDU, WA – Aug 10, 2007AP – August 10, 2007 1:25 PM ET AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) – Air traffic controllers at Spokane International Airport are moving to a new, taller tower that …New Air Traffic Control tower opens at Spokane International Airport – KNDO/KNDU

The Tuscaloosa City Council took the following action during its meeting Tuesday:n Rescinded order of demolition of one of the structures at 30 Audubon Place.n Tabled for 90 days an order to demolish the structure at 1620 32nd Ave.n Set Sept. 11 for a hearing to fix the cost of demolishing the building at 3221 21st St.Tuscaloosa City Council Action (Tuscaloosa News)

Air Traffic Control takes flight with second, Canada – Aug 14, 2007Jordi Comstock, the drummer of the alt-indie band, Air Traffic Control, tells the story with a laugh. He?s pleased that his tale is the basis for New Year?s …Air Traffic Control takes flight with second CD –

TAMAT to join with EU’s SESAR projectJerusalem Post, Israel – 17 hours agoShort for Single European Sky ATM (air traffic management) Research, SESAR is the European Air Traffic Control infrastructure modernization program, …TAMAT to join with EU’s SESAR project – Jerusalem Post

Houston Chronicle – As an active member of the general and corporate aviation industry, I agree with the Chronicle’s Aug. 12 editorial (“Crowded skies / Congress must authorize a new, digital Air Traffic Control system before September”). In fact, the entire aviation …Obsolete Air Traffic Control

Inside JFK Airport’s ice storm, NY – Aug 13, 2007Air Traffic Control: "These guys were there before I got here. You got JetBlue 80, 1048, 620, 1060 and 850. They’ve been there with passengers for about 4,5 …Inside JFK Airport’s ice storm meltdown –

Twelve hours. Four hundred flights. Zero communication. Lady Luck, rather than an on-ground tech tool, helped avert a mid-air collision over Calcutta as key communication gadgets at the airport went on the …Airport link failure put craft at risk