Traffic Jams over the H1/H2 Interchange

The return of visitors to the islands and the associated increased frequency of arrivals of carriers has seen a return of traffic congestion of VFR airplanes approaching Honolulu. At the same time, pilot training has picked up again leading to occasional traffic backup for the NORTH SIX arrival. Increased Pearl Harbor helicopter tours add to […]

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Maui and Lanai NDBs

Subject: Proposed Decommissioning of Valley Island NDB Cancellation: 05/07/2021 1200 (UTC)   The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting an aeronautical study of a proposal to decommission the Valley Island Non-directional Beacon (NDB) (VYI), Kahului, Hawaii. The FAA is proposing to decommission VYI due to the increased cost and difficulty in maintaining the equipment. Removal of VYI […]

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OGG Runway Closures

Please frequently review all OGG NOTAMS, as the following schedules are subject to change.  There will be OGG Runway Closures over the next several months in preparation for the Runway 02/20 reconstruction. Runway 05/23 will be closed between Mondays to Thursdays (07:30-17:30 HST) for a three week period scheduled to start 19 April and to end 10 May 2021. […]

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48-hour no fly/no safety related duty interval after use of COVID-19 Vaccines by Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

The COVID-19 public health emergency has driven extraordinary global efforts to develop an effective and safe vaccine. Some of the vaccines in clinical testing are using novel technology, such as messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA). The vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson have been made available to the American public under an Emergency Use […]

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New RNAV (GPS)-B Approach Procedure to PHMK

If you happened to fly into PHMK under an instrument flight plan recently you will have noticed that your favorite RNAV (GPS) approach into the airport has morphed into a new procedure as of February 25. The ‘old’ approach would have you arrive at initial approach fix KOLTE or JEMKO, followed by a rather steep […]

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Support the Honolulu City Council Resolution to encourage the DOTA to save Dillingham Airfield

A City Council Resolution to encourage the DOTA to save Kawaihapai Airfield, otherwise known as Dillingham Airfield will be heard on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 9:00 am.  Get everyone you know and who supports the continued operation of the airfield to contact their council member and send in testimony to the council in general […]

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HNL Ground Radar to be upgraded with Taxiway Arrival Prediction Software to prevent wrong-surface Landings on Taxiways

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport ASDE-X ground radar will be updated with ATAP (ASDE Taxiway Arrival Prediction software) to prevent wrong-surface landings on taxiways, If an arriving aircraft (fixed wing or helicopter) 3000 ft. or below lines up with a protected taxiway for 20 seconds or longer in the taxiway alert […]

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