Situational awareness is a big deal at the airport. Just as pilots need to have a clear picture of what’s going on around them in the ether, airport managers need to have a solid grasp of the condition of the field they are responsible for. Similarly, airport advisory board members, and their support staff, need to have access to reliable, verifiable information if they are to have any hope of providing oversight that is worth a hill of beans.
It’s all pretty basic. Clear communications lead to enhanced understanding, which leads to worthwhile action. At least that’s the theory. [Read more…]