Crossing the Continental Divide: Hayden/Wolf Creek Passes

One of the more direct and popular ways to cross the Rocky Mountains is over the Wolf Creek Pass.  In this entry about safely crossing the mountains of Colorado, I’ll point out how to accomplish this.  As before, with my previous La Veta Pass entry, I’ll assume the flight is coming from east to west (right to left on the map). Continue reading

Crossing the Continental Divide: La Veta Pass

In my continuing educational series of crossing the Rocky Mountains, up next is the southern route over La VetaLa Manga, and Cumbres passes.  This is one of the safest, and lowest ways over the Continental Divide.  First, here’s a look at the route itself:

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Local meteorologists’ best suited for local weather

An upcoming report due to the FAA about meteorologist consolidation would have an impact on the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) here in Longmont. Along with the Denver Weather Examiner, I did a write up of this situation at my Denver Aviation Examiner site, with a little help from fellow Longmont Advocate contributor Dave Larison.

…rest of the article at Examiner.Com

LITH001: Welcome to Life In The Hole

BACKGROUND “The Hole” is an area of my Air Traffic Contol facility. Its a sector that is usually the only one open, in a dark, cool, empty space, hence the name. I work this sector quite a bit and a day doesn’t go by that something funny or interesting doesn’t happen. I plan to use this blog to document some of these stories, I hope you find it interesting.

GOAL To enlighten, educate, and entertain on the interesting world of Air Traffic Control through one persons eyes. Continue reading