A lot of stuff goes on behind the scenes at an FAA radar facility that pilots never see. And that's probably a good thing. Here's a guest commentary submitted by a loyal AVweb reader about a recent system deviation. It's a deviation that didn't really threaten any aircraft nor require abrupt maneuvering. But because of the ATC system's outdated equipment and often-overloaded sectors, it's a deviation that need not have happened. The "deal" was real, but as they used to say, "the names have been changed to protect the innocent."
By 'Oscar Michaels'
, 'Oscar Michaels' is a pseudonym adopted by an AVweb reader who is intimately familiar with both the deviation described here and with the U.S. ATC system. At his request, AVweb has changed the names of the ATC facilities involved. | March 29, 2000
Harold Moritz and Sheila Gleason of East Haddam, CT left us speechless with a beautiful vista in our latest batch of "PotW" submissions. Click through for a bumper crop of incredible photos from AVweb readers.