“Blues on the Bay” Kaneohe Airshow, 13-14 AUG 2022

The “Blues on the Bay” Kaneohe Airshow will take place again after a multi-year break on 13-14 AUG 2022. The Airshow organizers  advise all relevant information would be available on the following website: https://kbayairshow.com/ Air Show director Chief Warrant Officer Peter O’Hare advised that the events will run between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, 13-14 […]

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Midair Collision over North Las Vegas Airport

A Piper Malibu Pa-46 and a Cessna Skyhawk C-172 collided while converging on the same runway at North Las Vegas (KVGT) airport on Sunday July 17 which resulted in four fatalities. North Las Vegas is a busy airport with regional airline, air taxi, some military and instructional activities on two parallel and one intersecting runways. […]

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Heads-up: RIMPAC 2022

RIMPAC (the Rim of the Pacific Exercise) is the world’s largest international military naval exercise and it entails a significant aviation component. Twenty six (26) nations will participate in RIMPAC 2022, occurring here in Hawaii and in the Pacific off the California coast.  RIMPAC 2022 commences July 11 and runs through August 3, 2022 and the presence of its international military aviation traffic […]

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What You Need To Fly A Drone In Hawaii, September 2021

[Disclaimer: the author is not a lawyer, and may have left something out, or gotten something wrong, or missed a change and reported something out-of-date. But compared to almost everything else in your search results, he’s really really close…] Prologue Last Thursday, shortly after sunrise, I stood in my front yard, watching my drone hovering […]

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More Runway Incursions at HNL

Following a year of significantly lower numbers of runway incursions at HNL, there were SEVEN incursions just in the last quarter. In contrast to the historic rate of only one or two per quarter. Most RIs occurred after  a correct pilot readback -or even multiple correct readbacks- and several had a CFI aboard. This RI spike included […]

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Transient Parking @HNL

DOT-A is in the process of designating a number of spots on the South Ramp as Transient Parking. These are primarily for our neighbor island visitors, but any aircraft with a state of Hawaii registration sticker can park in one of these spots on an available basis without specifically requesting them from Ramp Control.  

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Aviate. Navigate. COMMUNICATE!

Memorial Day weekend rewarded the State with gorgeous weather conditions: light winds and a stable atmosphere. It seemed like everyone with access to a boat or an airplane was out there on the water or in the air. Honolulu had to switch runways to suit the south-southwesterly sea breezes and not everyone had memorized the […]

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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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