The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind
One of my readers (and fellow ATC junkie) sent me a link to a video he made. And best of all, Keith had graciously agreed to share it with everyone. It ties into my theme about NextGen and the limited capacity of our airports.
A runway change -- the wind started blowing from a different direction -- causes over an hour of holding at EWR (Newark, NJ). As Keith is walking you through the situation in the video, let this thought stay in the back of your head: How will NextGen increase the capacity in this situation ?
Here’s the first video. You’ll see the link to the second video on the bottom of the screen. Remember to follow the computer cursor (the white arrow) as Keith narrates.
March 17, 2009