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====== Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #254 "Please Don't Cuss the Fiber Guys" ====== [[ucap253|previous episode]] | [[http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/|main]] | [[ucap255|next episode]] This episode was recorded three weeks ago. It's posting was delayed so we could quickly publish our discussion of the Reno Tragedy. Alternate titles: "Turtle Catatonia", "A Herd of Turtles" Uncontrolled Airspace General Aviation Podcast. Recorded September 16, 2011 Recorded: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:00:00 -0400 [[http://jeburnside.com|Jeb Burnside]], [[http://davehigdon.biz|Dave Higdon]], [[http://jackhodgson.com|Jack Hodgson]] [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/eps/UCAP254.mp3|Direct link]] to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). ===== Show Notes ===== * **Tarmac Terrapins Terminate Takeoffs** [[http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/turtles-force-runway-closure-at-kennedy-airport/|Turtles close a Runway at JFK]] * Diamondback terrapin [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamondback_terrapin|Wikipedia page]] * **//Intros and Chit-Chat//** * **FAA Reauthorization** A good idea whose time has come - and come - and... * FAA Thread I: [[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jHR3PM-58e_93LmFo5R95o0kAyrA?docId=12926644d9e04d959ee2c8f6e93ba780|Shutdown averted.]] Again. * FAA Thread II:[[http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/aviation/181359-house-passes-short-term-funding-for-faa-highways-|Transportation groups declare victory]] * FAA Thread III: [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/senate-leaders-reach-deal-to-avert-another-faa-shutdown/2011/09/15/gIQAzpOeVK_story.html|Bikepath to progress...]] * **Black Hat** [[http://www.aero-news.net/EmailArticle.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=5d661d9d-9458-4f8a-9934-ef9761ee2850|Cyber UAVs coming to a neighborhood near you...]] * [[http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38512/?p1=A1|Original source article]] from MIT Technology Review * **Remote Towers:** Save $$ by [[http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/2002-full.html#205327|consolidating services for smaller airports?]] * SAAB's [[http://www.saabgroup.com/Civil-security/Air-Transportation-and-Airport-Security/Air-Traffic-Management-Solutions/Remote-Tower/|Remote Tower web page]] * **ATC Training** under scrutiny. Are outsourced training, contract shenanigans leading to rise in controller errors? * [[http://gettheflick.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-flash-not-9-15-11.html|"Get the Flick" Blog entry]] * **Uncharted and Unbuilt** Discussion of towers not charted, and charted towers not present. * **UPOTW** (Unknown plane of the Week, of course!) * Jack asks: [[http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=107088|What's this plane?]] * Great info on [[http://jsc-aircraft-ops.jsc.nasa.gov/wb57/|NASA's WB-57 High Altitude Research page]] * **Supersonic Effort** A [[http://www.saveconcordegroup.co.uk/news/concorde-g-boac-comes-alive-again/|UK-based group wants to bring a Concorde back to life.]] * **Light Enforcement** [[http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/09/california-sheriff-adds-light-sport-airplane-to-fleet/|California Sherriff adds LSA to fleet]] * **Confederate Air Force?** Civil War-era [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44493804/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/plans-confederate-flying-machine-are-sale/#.Tm-EX-yVArs|plans for flying machine up for sale]] * **Flying Private** [[http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/aircraft/feature-1641191.php|can be good for business]] - but we knew that! * **//Shout Outs//** * On the Wings of Dreams - [[http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/aircraft/feature-1641191.php|watch the trailer for Detlef and Lilian's documentary video]] * [[http://www.berzflighttraining.com/|Berz Aviation]] at [[http://www.airnav.com/airport/57D|Ray Community Airport]] (home of [[http://www.acrocamp.com/|AcroCamp 2]]) * [[http://www.claylacy.com/|Clay Lacy]] - being [[http://www.kansasaviationmuseum.org/kam_view.php?g=18194&c=154|inducted into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame]] * Guest Disclaimer: Michael Clark * Closing Theme: "Sledgeflattener", Thomas Dolby