FAA/Industry Meetings on Aviation Infrastructure for Alaska

March 17, 2005

PUBLIC MEETINGS
FAA/Industry Meetings on Aviation Infrastructure for Alaska

Talkeetna, Ranger Station
6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2005

Over the past five years, the FAA and the aviation industry have gained considerable knowledge with new technologies through the Capstone Project. Demonstration projects in Bethel and Southeast Alaska have provided a wealth of operational experience with WAAS-GPS, the ADS-B data link, and other technologies, which show great promise for improving the aviation infrastructure in Alaska and beyond. At the same time, the cost of maintaining the current, aging network of navaids has increased. The FAA is facing decisions that must be made concerning which direction to go in the future with limited resources.

You are invited to attend a meeting with the FAA and industry representatives, to find out what the FAA has learned from the Capstone Program and to express your needs concerning the future direction of aviation infrastructure in Alaska. Whether you fly for hire, private business, or for recreation, these changes will impact you.

Additional meetings are:

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Kenai Kenai Flight Service Station
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Gulkana/Glenallen Banquet Room at the Caribou
Thursday, March 24, 2005 Fairbanks CAP Hangar, Fairbanks Airport
Friday, March 25, 2005 Dillingham City Council Chambers