Site Updates (Updated 5/10/2013 - Job Openings)
ADF continues to partake in weekly Telcons with the ACAC Group. (FAA Airport Construction Advisory Council)
More information on this important issue can be found here.
Those ADF members interested in participating in this important committee, please contact Joe Miceli.
ADF participating in Airport Construction Notams project with FAA, ACAC, ALPA, ATC Controllers, and other agencies.
ADF joined FAA's Airport Construction Notam's Group as a SME offering suggestions trying to simplify, shorten NOTAMS issued for Aircraft Dispatchers.
The following link developed offers a glimpse of work done.
As this Notam product evolves, please feel free to offer feedback to
with any suggestions on improvements you would like to see. Hopefully this product can be a tool to help assist Aircraft Dispatchers in making the best possible decision daily, for their operation.
May VOR Quiz:
The May VOR Quiz is available. Test your NAVAID knowledge by clicking here.
Transportation official: LightSquared 'not compatible' with flight-safety devices:
Transportation deputy secretary John Porcari told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that LightSquared's planned wireless network is "not compatible" with flight-safety GPS devices used in commercial aircrafts.
He told lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure's subcommittee on Aviation that LightSquared would disrupt GPS systems that pilots use to help them navigate in low altitudes, including devices that warn them when they are getting too close to terrain. The Hill Hillicon Valey Blog (2/8), Bloomberg (2/8)
ADF has Submitted it's Response to the FAA's NPRM/SNPRM:
We have submitted our official response to the FAA's NPRM/SNPRM. The deadline for submitting responses was September 19th, 2011.
To read the response in it's entirety click here.
Early Flight Dispatch History:
Click here to read more about the early history of our profession.
ADF visits the office of the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC)
ADF visits the office of the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) in Sao Paulo Brazil to attend and present information about United States FAR 121 AOC/OCC Dispatching Practices. For more information on click here.
ADF Responds to FAA NPRM on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Operations:
Click here to read ADF's Response to the FAA's NPRM on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Operations.
In appreciation for her presentation on NextGen to those ADF members in attendance at this years Symposium in Washington DC, Joseph Miceli presents Vicki Cox with a plaque.
NextGen Reporter attends ADF Symposium:
NextGen Reporter Brian Kalish atteneded and reported from this years ADF Symposium in Washington, D.C.
Click hereto read his report.
Who Determines When Airways Are Safe From Ash?
A recent article on npr.org highlights the decision making process when it comes to operating flights in active volcano areas. Click here to read the article.