The whereabouts and reasons for the disappearance of a Lakeville pilot will remain a mystery. Read more →
Of course the airline has gone no-frills, so you’ll pay extra for baggage, including carry on, but any time a carrier takes on the ‘big airlines’ — now down to a very few — it’s worth watching whether other airlines try to match the fares in some way. Read more →
Truer words were never spoken than the ones from a Transportation Security Administration officer when a man’s daughter underwent a two-minute pat-down because she had a juice box in her carry on.
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After a spate of high-profile airline problems in which passengers were stranded on planes for hours even though they were within sight of a gate, the Department of Transportation imposed rules with heavy fines for significant delays.
The airline industry warned that the rule would actually lead to more delays because they’d just cancel flights rather than delay them.
A study out today says that’s just what happened. Read more →
The FAA is treating the drones as aircraft, which they technically are. And it’s treating the operators as a pilots, which they technically aren’t. There are no requirements for training operators of drones, nor do they have to be licensed. Not yet, anyway. Read more →
It was quite a moment in upstate New York this weekend when ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ took to the sky. It was a recreation of Charles Lindbergh’s plane, which he flew across the Atlantic in 1927. Read more →
Cold medication, an overloaded plane, and faulty instruments caused Alexander Georg Obersteg, 47, of Steinfeld, Germany, to crash into Lake Superior off Brighton Beach in June 2014, the NTSB said. Read more →
If it wasn’t for Milton Pitts Crenchaw, the Tuskegee Airmen might never have proven that African Americans can fly airplanes. Read more →
Apart from the big airport, when it comes to airport noise complaints, Flying Cloud Airport is the bad child. Read more →
The prevailing jet stream over the Midwest from the south and west has brought the unusual warmth in the last few weeks. Despite today’s return to cooler weather, that trend is likely to continue for awhile.
And that might be part of the reason for an increase in jet noise complaints recently — the wind. Read more →
On the list of great jobs, we’re going to have to put Yves Rossy’s. He’s a ‘jetman.’ He flies around with a jetpack on his back, making appearances at various air shows as he did two years ago over in Oshkosh, his first public flight in the United States.
Now he’s upped his game even more.
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Cirrus, deservedly, is getting all of the credit for a happy ending in the sky yesterday, but BRS Aerospace, a company at South St. Paul’s Fleming Field deserves a healthy share of it. They make the parachute system that saved a pilot’s life. Read more →
It’s a silly notion, however, that a pilot would be able to read a registration number on a drone; I was too busy to try to read the “N-number” on the little Cessna filling my windshield, and those letters are as high as a drone is wide.
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Five years ago today, I wrote a little blog post here about this guy, Gabriel Nderitu, an I.T. worker in Kenya who had a passion to fly an airplane he built himself, using only what he learned on the Internet. For a few days, he became the darling of the Internet. Nobody had the heart Read more →
Take a ride in a powered parachute around some of the most beautiful country in Minnesota — bluff country. Read more →