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1 year 5 months ago

Obama administration: Cuts to cause flight delays

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood says the across the board reductions will...

1 year 10 months ago

Longest working flight attendant from Colorado

HONOLULU (AP) - A United Airlines flight attendant will go into the Guinness Book of World Records after ending his 63-year career with a flight from Colorado to Hawaii. Eighty-three-year-old Ron Akana became the longest-serving flight attendant for any U.S. carrier over the weekend on a nonstop flight from Denver...

2 years 5 months ago

Semi rollover closes NB I-25

A semi-truck has overturned into the median on I-25 at MM 73. Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies say they there were two people in the truck, and have now called Flight for Life. It happened around 4:30 this morning. Right now we're not sure about extent of injuries....

3 years 2 months ago

Countdown resumes for Endeavour's final flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's countdown clocks are ticking again for the next-to-last space shuttle launch. The countdown began Friday morning for the second time for Endeavour's final mission. A launch attempt late last month was foiled by an electrical snag aboard Endeavour. NASA says repairs have fixed the...

3 years 6 months ago

Witnesses: Carry-on luggage made odd noises

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say a passenger on a flight departing from Boston was arrested after refusing to take his seat and after other passengers reported that he had placed a suspicious plastic bag in the overhead bin. State police say 35-year-old Ognjen Milatovic of Hudson refused the crew's request...

3 years 9 months ago

Magic is in the air

This weekend, there will be magic in the air as top notch pilots showcase their skills in the In Their Honor Colorado Springs Air Show. The show recognizes the contributions of our military men and women and kicks off on Saturday, October 2 nd and continues until October 3...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight

An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles...

4 years 1 month ago

Non-stop flight to Dulles announced

United Airlines will soon begin a new non-stop flight from the Colorado Springs Airport to Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. An official announcement will be made at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The flight will leave daily just before 9 a.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. It's the only non-stop flight...

4 years 1 month ago

Watching the Thunderbirds

A ticket to the Air Force Academy graduation is one of the hardest tickets to snag in the Pikes Peak Region. Along with the graduation comes a 30-minute air show by the Air Force Thunderbirds. For those who didn't have a ticket, Interquest Parkway provided a great vantage point...

4 years 1 month ago

Turbulence injures 10 on London to LA flight

Ten people suffered injuries, including broken bones, during severe turbulence on a flight from London to Los Angeles that was diverted to Montreal. United Airlines spokeswoman Sarah Massier says United Flight 935 reported severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and landed in Montreal around 1:15 p.m. The airline...

4 years 2 months ago

T-birds take teacher for a ride

To say that David Benke is excited is an understatement. The middle school math teacher is suiting up for a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds. "My wife and I when they first told us this we were literally in the kitchen jumping up and down," Benke said. ...

4 years 2 months ago

Astronauts ready, big crowd awaits launch

The biggest launch-day crowd in years is anxiously awaiting the last planned liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis. Only two missions are left after this one as NASA retires the shuttle fleet. More than 40,000 guests have descended on Kennedy Space Center. VIPs on the list include Defense Secretary Robert...

4 years 5 months ago

Denver flight halted by threat

A United airlines flight from Denver to San Francisco has been diverted to Salt Lake City because of a bomb threat. Salt Lake City Superintendent of Airport Operations Dave Korzep says the FBI and airport police are on scene searching the plane. Korzep says the 193 passengers and...

4 years 5 months ago

Unruly passenger takes swing at Romney

A spokesman for Mitt Romney says the former Republican presidential candidate was threatened by an unruly airline passenger on a flight out of Vancouver. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney and his wife were on an Air Canada flight to Los Angeles on Monday when Romney asked the passenger sitting...

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