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December 29, 2008

Klyde Morris (12.29.08)

And Those Who Forget History Are Condemned To Pay Carbon Offsets...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.29.08): TRACON

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Terminal Radar Control Facility. A terminal ATC facility that uses radar and nonradar capabilities to provide approach control services to aircraft arriving, departing, or transiting airspace controlled by the facility.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.29.08)

"By our count, nearly 8800 flights have been canceled at major US airports between Friday, December 19th and Sunday afternoon on December 28 seriously disrupting holiday travel for over 1 million passengers. With capacity cuts and high estimated load factors, travelers subject to cancellations have had an awful time with 2-3 day waits for a seat on another flight commonplace."

Source: Airline performance watchdog FlightStats.com, which adds on the six busiest travel days in that 10-day holiday travel period, less than half of the scheduled flights arrived on time. December 21 was the worst of those, with only 39% of flights arriving with 15 minutes of their schedule. Oy...

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