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Air-Traffic-Control Furloughs To Be Suspended

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The Federal Aviation Administration will suspend all employee furloughs and return air traffic facilities to their regular staffing levels by Sunday evening, according to a statement released on Saturday.

Travelers across the nation faced delays while the FAA grappled with cuts to air traffic controllers this week forced by the sequester, the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1.

The FAA was forced to furlough 13,000 air traffic controllers among its 47,000 employees.

A bill to give the FAA flexibility in defraying its spending cuts was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday. White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Friday that President Obama would sign the legislation when it arrives on his desk.

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El Centro Photocall Feb 2013

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1552__640x400_x3c5t8661 Last Thursday the NAF El Centro held it's first photocall of the year. PHX Spotters was given five spots. The Sorting Hat was quickly brought out of storage and it indicated that Felipe, Jason, Kyle, Peter Van Dyke and Jared were to go (Unfortunately, the sorting hat doesn't always consider real life commitments, and Jared was unable to go). The day started out circa 0730 by the world-famous hay bales, where there was some practice activity, a slow morning, however. Shortly after that, a cloud of dust behind a red SUV announced the arrival of Felipe, who was traveling separate from the group. Then the Blue Angels started their morning practice, buzzed the large crowd and allowed for plenty of pictures. After they landed, the morning fun was over...Read More

Coolidge Feb 2013

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E7D_4802_800_N160AA I finally got a chance to go to Coolidge. Between school work and a messed up sleep schedule I hadn't had a chance to. Plenty of planes including some interesting biplanes, as well as plenty of Canadian registrations. From what I hear March is the best due to the Cactus Fly-In, which is held the same weekend in nearby Casa Grande, so warbirds go to Coolidge in the morning and then fly to Casa Grande. Read More

NYCAviation.com Loses One Of Their Own

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mattfeaturre On January 23rd NYCAviation.com co-founder Matt Molnor passed away suddenly. We here at PHXSpotters would like to wish everyone that knew Matt our deepest sympathy. Read More