March 14, 2010

FAA Cult of Secrecy

Doing research on Non-Federal AWOS for a possible blog entry here on Aviation Weather News ...

But it isn't easy!!

The FAA is throwing up all kinds of roadblocks, including requiring a Freedom of Information Act request just to get a list of Non-Federal AWOS's. A FOIA request just for the list!

I guess the FAA hasn't read Obama's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, issued on January 21, 2009. Maybe they will get around to reading it soon (it's only been 13 months now).

More later. Stayed tuned.