I was talking to our perhaps most active pilot at the airport. He is still a few years shy of 80yrs old. I would fly with him any day. From looking at him, he is probably the most fit person at the airport. Unfortunately several years back he needed a stent. And needed another one this past year. He follows all the rules each your to re-do is SI. He just told me that the FAA just indicated to him that they will no longer give this special issuance in 2024. So on that day his flying days are over. Really sucks. I guess I had no idea the FAA had end dates for SI's. Flying the other day to meet @WannFly - both the briefer and the center controller indicated all arrival runways were 3/3/3. Duh...I had no clue what it meant so asked the briefer. I guess I should have known because its our norm all winter LOL! Just had never heard it before. Here's one example. Every airport on the way up looked like this and were 3/3/3 (or worse). When its -20F for days on end the little airports just can't get the compacted snow off until it warms up. Obviously much worse in AK.