Monday, October 19, 2009
One More Thing #148
There’s always one more thing. When you’re reading the article below (about the Tech Center in New Jersey) ask yourself a question: What happened to the VLJs ?
Micro Jets Debut in U.S. Airspace
”FAA chief Marion Blakey estimates that if just 2 percent of current airline passengers move to VLJs, air-traffic controllers will have to handle three times as many more take-offs and landings than they currently do.“
VLJs may still come about one year. Or decade. The “airplane in every garage” idea never did. It’s hard to predict the future. I am skeptical of people that do so with clarity and vigor. I think they’re guessing -- just like I am.
(Hat Tip to whoever mentioned the VLJs on natca.net.)
October 19, 2009