The innovative ideas, concepts, and inventions derived from the NextGen Project (Next Generation of Aviation) have been quite forward thinking. The FAA, NASA, Academia, and aviation experts from industry have all been involved. But I would like to ask a very serious question about all this, namely, how can aviation move forward while the bureaucracy has so much regulation on the sector? Not long ago I was discussing this with a think tanker, Troy is his name, and I explained my angst and explained how innovation was being stifled by FAA regulations.
Troy indicated that; “Unfortunately you are right, there are too much regulations and the whole system really needs an overhaul. We will probably not see this in our lifetimes.” Well, I am not sure I’d go there, as I plan on living forever (ha ha ha), however, I just don’t put much faith in the government to implement the system, over all there is too much corruption, too many lobbyists, too much nonsense, and too many regulations in every aspect of making it happen, all of which adds costs and time to implement, meaning it may NEVER happen.
Well, regarding new Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems, it is my personal opinion that they ought to be holographic representations – that would be good, but Troy reminds me that could take up too much space. Indeed, it might but perhaps the controller might merely flip a switch to put up a separate holograms and area being viewed very quickly.
Troy believes that this “would be feasible, unless you had more than one person wanting to use the same amount of physical space to view different things, hence why I am more a fan of the glasses/VR based display system.” Okay, this is a real problem right, although DARPA has …Read more