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Flying over PHL with latest air traffic technology

Inquirer airline reporter Linda Loyd took a fascinating, bumpy ride from Atlantic City to the air over PHL and back yesterday to see a demonstration of the latest in GPS-based air traffic control technology. The FAA flight showed reporters how coming Next Generation control techology will help pilots and controllers keep better track of other aircraft positions, making use of the available air space more efficient. Read how the ride went (Linda did not have to use the air-sickness bag -- that was another reporter) and how the technology works at this link.

Flying over PHL with latest air traffic technology

Inquirer airline reporter Linda Loyd took a fascinating, bumpy ride from Atlantic City to the air over PHL and back yesterday to see a demonstration of the latest in GPS-based air traffic control technology. The FAA flight showed reporters how coming Next Generation control techology will help pilots and controllers keep better track of other aircraft positions, making use of the available air space more efficient. Read how the ride went (Linda did not have to use the air-sickness bag -- that was another reporter) and how the technology works at this link.   

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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