Western US Upgrade v2 Roadmap

Re: Western US Upgrade v2 Roadmap

Postby Keith Smith » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:37 am

Colorado expansion complete: APA, COS and GJT added to the WUS coverage area.
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Re: Western US Upgrade v2 Roadmap

Postby Keith Smith » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:28 am

More upgrades: Eugene (KEUG), Medford (KMFR) and North Bend (KOTH) airports within Oregon (announced Oct 24, '17)

Boise (KBOI) and Friedman Memorial (KSUN) were added for Idaho this morning.
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Re: Western US Upgrade v2 Roadmap

Postby jimson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 am

Any plans to add Arizona KRYN? Seems like it would be a good addition being one of only 2? towered GA airports in Southern AZ.
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Re: Western US Upgrade v2 Roadmap

Postby Keith Smith » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:43 am

If it isn't on the V2 roadmap, then there are no plans to add it. Arizona upgrades were completed early on in the WUS V2 upgrade.

We're going to be at 40+ towered airports spread over a massive area...there are limits to what a single controller can cover. The next suggestion, of course, is to add more controlling positions. The response to that, predictably, is that the costs for doing so are prohibitive. Until we see people exhausting the airports that have already been added, it just doesn't make sense to continue the massive upfront investment in building out airspace, let alone having to staff it.

Keep in mind that Peter, working full time, has been primarily focused on building WUS and WUS V2 for several years at this point.
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Re: Western US Upgrade v2 Roadmap

Postby jimson » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:47 pm

Keith Smith wrote:If it isn't on the V2 roadmap, then there are no plans to add it. Arizona upgrades were completed early on in the WUS V2 upgrade.

We're going to be at 40+ towered airports spread over a massive area...there are limits to what a single controller can cover. The next suggestion, of course, is to add more controlling positions. The response to that, predictably, is that the costs for doing so are prohibitive. Until we see people exhausting the airports that have already been added, it just doesn't make sense to continue the massive upfront investment in building out airspace, let alone having to staff it.

Keep in mind that Peter, working full time, has been primarily focused on building WUS and WUS V2 for several years at this point.

I get it. You have certainly done well with the expansion.
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