Each airport has a code, sometimes they make sense and sometimes they don’t seem to have any rhyme or reason. The Orange County John Wayne International Airport’s code is SNA. You might ask, “What does SNA have to do with John Wayne Airport?” Simple, the airport code stands for the mailing address of the airport in Santa Ana.
The Orange County Airport has recently launched an improved flight tracking system, Volans, available through the airport’s official website: www.ocair.com/communityrelations/flighttracking/. The user-friendly 3D Java application makes it easier for the public to view flight information online at any time of day. The flight tracking data can be viewed in satellite or street map layers. Volans has an address locator which allows users to identify the location of specific addesses such as a home or office in relation to a specific flight. The view from the cockpit button allows a user to watch the flight from the pilot’s point of view in the cockpit. To learn more visit: http://www.ocair.com/communityrelations/flighttracking/
There is currently a demand for flight lessons around the country. As pilots are getting older there are projected pilot shortages in the future and with helicopter tourism and more law enforcement and news media choppers in the sky the demand for pilots continues. A basic pilots license costs about $11,000 and takes about 40 hours to earn. A commercial license on the other hand costs about $60,000 and requires 1,000 to 2,000 hours of flight time. There’s no better time to learn to fly than now. Costs will continue to rise and the need for logged hours in flight means the sooner you start the better. If you’d like …..