FAA - ASDI servers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Jan 5 01:25:50 CST 2011

On Jan 4, 2011, at 8:07 PM, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Menerick, John <jmenerick at netsuite.com> wrote:
>> Every joke has a bit of truth.  For instance, until recently (last 10 years?), O'hare's traffic controllers relied upon vacuum tube technology to perform their job.
> yea, I was really referring to the ATC part of the FAA I suppose...

er... so was he... Tower, Tracon, ARTCC are all part of ATC.

If you ever want to discuss the ATC system in detail, feel free to
ask. (Commercial, AIrplane Single Engine Land, Instrument Airplane).
I have lots of time working with ATC and have spent time in towers,
TRACONs and ARTCCs talking to them about what they do.

> I'm not sure it's still true, but every time I hear it come up in
> conversation (I bet owen delong would actually know...or rs) there is
> a bit of:
> "Well, we could migrate to something NOT VT based, but that'd take 3+
> years and ... we have other priorities and ... "
There are actually advantages for CRT based scopes for ATC purposes.

> wash/rinse/repeat... On a serious note though:
> <http://www.fly.faa.gov/ASDI/asdi.html>
> (note this is the first hit in google searches for 'adsi server faa')
> seems to have all manner of information on it about the systems in
> question. They seem to mention VPN services, I suspect there isn't v6
> access, I would have read the requirements doc, but they wanted to
> send it to me as a .doc file... uhm, this is the 21st century could we
> distribute this in some sort of cross-platform manner? like txt ? or
> pdf? (though I hesitate to suggest pdf, what with the adobe pwnage
> consistently ongoing these days)
Best thing is probably to reach out to the people at:


And request it.


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