What we’re reading: Run on the runway at LaGuardia, iPads OK’ed for cockpits, TSA running out of security lane room


Run on LaGuardia’s runway for the very first time this October

Want to get your exercise in and support a good cause at the same time? Head on over to LaGuardia airport.

You see, on Sunday, October 14, New York’s LGA airport will gather a slew of runners (and joggers, and walkers) at Hangar 7, for a 5k run down an actual runway. That’s the fun part. The charitable part comes in when you register and pay the entrance fee for the race ($20 before Sept 21, $25 after Sept 21, $30 on-site day of), as all proceeds go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

FAA lets American Airlines pilots replace 35 pounds of paper with iPad tablets

American Airlines announced that the FAA has allowed its pilots to use iPad tablets instead of carrying paper charts.

The carrier said it expects to have FAA approval for the iPad use on all its fleet types by the end of the year.

As a result, American plans to issue iPads to all pilots and instructors and replace the paper they typically carry with the electronic files that contain the same information.

TSA concedes growth of airport screening lanes is unsustainable

The TSA has acknowledged that it is running out of space at the nation’s airports.

Since its inception in 2002, TSA has deployed more than 6,500 pieces of screening technology equipment at US airports, including about 800 body-scanning machines. But TSA GM-passenger screening program Domenic Bianchini, speaking at the Airports Council International-North America/World Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, said the pace of growth of airport checkpoints must be curtailed.

(Photo: Johannes Martin/Flickr Creative Commons)

  • Deus Lux

    The real fun part is that there will be incoming aircraft behind you.
    It will really pay to be in the lead in this race!