Airport Status Delivered To Your Blackberry
In the race to make all things technology-accessible, your Friendly Aviation Administration has launched a program called Fly FAA Wireless. All you need to have the information at your fingertip is a personal digital assistant (PDA) and a, well, fingertip. FAA Fly Wireless contains all the downloadable latest on weather at the nation's largest airports, plus information on flight arrivals and delays. This version is mainly for the flying public, not pilots, but will tell anyone who queries whether they are going to miss their next connection. FAA chief Marion Blakey says the service will prevent some traveler inconvenience. "Air travel is expected to come roaring back this summer," meeting or exceeding the level before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Blakey told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee aviation subcommittee. Complaints of delays and cancelled flights will likely come roaring back, too.