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May 08, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.08.22)

Aero Linx: The South Carolina Aviation Association Airports in South Carolina support the state’s economy and are themselves economic generators. Residents, businesses, and visitors also rely on the airport system for health, welfare and safety needs. Further, South Carolina’s military airfields are also important to our national security. All types of businesses in South Carolina rely on aviation––through both commercial service and general aviation airports––for the efficient transport of people and goods. Airports are a critical part of the transportation infrastructure needed to retain and attract business

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.08.22): Takeoff Hold Lights (THL)

Takeoff Hold Lights (THL) The THL system is composed of in-pavement lighting in a double, longitudinal row of lights aligned either side of the runway centerline. The lights are focused toward the arrival end of the runway at the “line up and wait” point, and they extend for 1,500 feet in front of the holding aircraft. Illuminated red lights indicate to an aircraft in position for takeoff or rolling that it is unsafe to takeoff because the runway is occupied or about to be occupied by an aircraft or vehicle.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.08.22)

“As evidenced by the recent 65 percent spike in flight delays and cancellations, it is clear to all that the airlines have mismanaged this critical relief package, which was specifically designed to make certain that airlines were prepared to meet the increase in travel demand we are experiencing today.” Source: Capt. Joe DePete, ALPA president, as ALPA (not exactly the most bashful association in the aviation universe), this week, SLAMMED U.S. airlines for failing to deliver on a key goal of the multibillion-dollar bailout American taxpayers provided them during the pandemic: effectively manage air-service operations as travel resumes.

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