It will be some time, of course, before federal investigators release the cause of the plane crash near Ramsey last evening, in which a Cessna plunged into the Mississippi River. But the Star Tribune’s report from a witness provides a huge clue about why it happened. Read more →
A commission member urged the full board to oppose any Super Bowl-bound planes landing in Brainerd until the NFL enforces its rule requiring players to stand during the National Anthem. Read more →
We’re suspicious of the growing online claims that the nation’s airlines are gouging people trying to escape Hurricane Irma.
So far, the only evidence of it happening are occasional tweets claiming the airlines are charging thousands of dollars for seats out of the region. Read more →
One can hardly blame the airline for decision, reported by the Star Tribune today, to follow the path of the cheap airlines that advertise low fares and then add fees for every ‘frill’ the customer wants. Frills like overhead bin space, and the option to carry on luggage. And leg room. The airline is planning to put more seats in its planes. Read more →
It’s the last remaining concrete arrow in Minnesota, where the landscape was once dotted by them, to help steer air mail pilots to their destination.
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It’s entirely understandable that Sun Country Airlines would divert a flight from Minneapolis to Waco instead of Dallas on Sunday night, where weather presented a safety issue. After all, even Scott Crossfield had the ‘right stuff’h, but was no match for a thunderstorm. Read more →
The blimp belonged to the Air Sign Company, an aerial advertising company. Read more →
Where is the next generation of pilots coming from? Sometimes, they come from the garage; they’re the little kids building airplanes with a grown-up. Read more →
The National Transportation Safety Board says an airline pilot’s low experience flying helicopters probably contributed to a crash at Lino Lakes that killed two people last October.
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John Taylor sued over the requirement that he register his drone for a good reason: The rules don’t work. Read more →
Delta Airlines is reading the names of all 80,000 employees in a Facebook broadcast it says will last 50 hours. Read more →
The Canadian Snowbirds of the Royal Canadian Air Force announced on Monday that they have canceled a portion of their airshow season because bad weather has forced them to cancel too many practices and it would otherwise be unsafe to perform. Read more →
Fairly soon, many of you won’t need to talk to a human employee anymore when you check in at MSP airport. Delta is testing out a new system that uses biometrics to identify you when dropping your baggage at the check-in.
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The latest tale of suffering aboard an airline in the United States today comes from Brian and Brittany Schear of Huntington Beach, California, who were tossed off a Delta flight because they wanted one of their toddlers to sit in a seat they originally purchased for their teenage son, who instead took an earlier flight. Read more →
It doesn’t look like it but there’s some fine airmanship and a little bit of ‘Sully’ Sullenberger in a plane crash in Washington state yesterday. Read more →