The characteristics of peak hour traffic are discussed, and a concept that might substantially increase the potential service capability of existing major urban general aviation airports is described. Peak hour traffic demand may be modified by allocating airport use by either week or time of day. If some of the touch and go operations which account for a high proportion of peak hour traffic could be diverted to other facilities during these hours, congestion would be reduced, and make available sizeable amounts of capacity for itinerant operations. The results of diverting peak hour training traffic to outlying airports is discussed with special reference to Buchanan-Field, Concord, California.

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  • Accession Number: 00155627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM