Monday, October 28, 2013
FAA History Lesson -- October 28, 1998
From the Update to FAA Historical Chronology 1997-2012 (A .pdf file)
" FAA officials told a public hearing in Rockville, Maryland, that, while a federal plan to consolidate four of their region's air traffic control facilities would lead to an overall reduction in airplane noise, it also might aggravate the problem for some local communities. Under the plan, FAA would close the separate terminal radar control (TRACON) facilities at Dulles International, Reagan National, and Baltimore- Washington International airports and Andrews Air Force Base and open an overall center in Loudoun County or Fauquier County. (See January 7, 1999.) "
Potomac TRACON is born. How'd that work out? Anybody remember "The Potomac Current and Undertow"?
October 28, 2013