Hi Linda. We are well aware of American's Chapter 11 status, but we will not be in the position of being a creditor. American would only get paid in arrears for losses from service that has already been provided. They would not have access to any funds up-front.
Turtle, funds are received for specific purposes. Funding for safety improvements cannot be shifted to maintenance or road rehabilitation. Funding-wise, it's easier to build new roads than to maintain old ones.
Makes no sense to me, either.
The security is required by the Administrative Office of the Courts, not by the County of Humboldt. Unfortunately, the building's layout doesn't allow us to have a separate entrance for the courts, so we have to provide security at both entrances.
The photo is courtesy of CHP Lieutentant Adam Jager.
I absolutely agree that we could be doing more to inform the public about the potential for delays or cancellations, and about their available travel options. I have been working on this issue over the weekend, along with our Airport Manager and the Director of Public Works, and I believe that you will be seeing an increase in the flow of information starting Monday. However, I do need to correct a couple of statements in the article above.
Mr. Davidson’s suggestion that we can turn the ILS on and off as needed is simply not true. The work being done has the potential not just to interrupt the ILS, but to affect its accuracy. That is why the FAA required it to be shut down until constuction is finished. As you can imagine, any system that is to be relied upon to allow pilots to make their approach blind had better be accurate!
It’s my understanding that the FAA has to fly a test approach with a specially-equipped plane to test the accuracy of the system before they will allow it to be used again for commercial flights. This simply can't be done on a minute-to-minute or even a day-to-day basis, as suggested by Mr. Davidson.
Similarly, his suggestion of scheduling this project during another part of the year was also not feasible. The nature of the work demands that it be performed during what passes for dry weather here.
I apologize to anyone whose flight has been delayed, cancelled or redirected as a result of this project. I promise you that we are looking at every option available to us, but the main issue here is to get through this project and get everything up and running again as soon as possible.
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vol XXIV issue 50
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