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1 year 2 weeks ago

Aspen airport tower reduces evening hours

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pilots flying into Aspen's airport will notice a cutback in staffing during the evening hours. Beginning Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration has reduced the operation hours for Sardy Field's air-traffic-control tower by two hours. The tower will now be staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m....

2 years 5 months ago

Wright Brother's shop will be demolished

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio building constructed around the first Wright brothers' bicycle shop has been declared a public nuisance and may eventually be demolished, despite a resident's effort to preserve the site. A city planner tells the Dayton Daily News three walls of the bike shop stand inside...

2 years 10 months ago

Come fly with me, come fly away

The In Their Honor Air Show kicks off at 9 am. Ospreys, Apaches, Blackhawks, and many many more for kids and adults to explore at this weekend's In Their Honors Air Show. F-18's, A-10's, bi-planes and many more planes will take to the Colorado blue skies starting at...

2 years 10 months ago

NORAD and USNORTHCOM remembers 9/11

Many gathered in front of the 9/11 Memorial at NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters for a wreath laying ceremony on Friday morning. The memorial is made up of several elements including soil from Pennsylvania, a mangled beam from the remnants of the World Trade Center, and both are embedded in...

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 3 weeks ago

US, Russia complete spy swap

The exchange apparently has happened. A U.S. and a Russian plane believed to have been carrying spies to be swapped have taken off from an airport in Vienna. The Russian government plane apparently left with 10 Russian agents deported from the U.S., while the U.S. plane apparently has...

4 years 2 months ago

FAA: Planes must have GPS-based equipment

The Obama administration is taking a major step toward an air traffic control system based on satellite technology. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has released an order Thursday that requires all aircraft that use the nation's busiest airports to have equipment by 2020 that continually broadcasts their location to other...

4 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

Volcanic ash clears out of Atlantic air space

If you're heading to Europe soon--good news--flights over Europe and the North Atlantic have returned to normal after ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano caused widespread disruptions this week. The European air traffic management agency says patches of high ash concentrations in the Atlantic are clear of the routes...

4 years 2 months ago

Iceland volcano ash grounding flights again

A cloud of abrasive volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland disrupted flights to and from Ireland and Scotland anew on Wednesday. Two airports serving Glasgow, Scotland's second largest city, were closed until at least 0000 GMT, but Edinburgh airport reopened at 1800 GMT. Airspace in Ireland was to start...

4 years 5 months ago

Watchdog: FAA safety initiatives lagging

A government watchdog says eight of 10 safety initiatives promised after a regional airline crash last year are behind schedule or are not meeting goals. Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel also said stepped-up inspections of airline pilot training intiated after the accident were not effectively put in place....

4 years 6 months ago

Delta adding Super Bowl flights

Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from Indianapolis and New Orleans to help carry the crush of fans heading to Florida for the Feb. 7 Super Bowl. The world's biggest airline will add another flight on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 from Indianapolis to Atlanta, to go...

4 years 6 months ago

Flights canceled in advance of storm

As much of the country prepares for more snow and bitter cold, United Airlines has canceled 130 flights out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- about 30 percent of its schedule. Some evening flights were canceled in Atlanta, as forecasters predict up to three inches of snow in northern Georgia....

4 years 9 months ago

Researchers warn of more flight delays

A Brookings Institution report suggests frequent flyers should get used to arriving later as flight delays increase. The report released Thursday says lengthy airline delays are twice as common now as in 1990 and will get worse as the economy recovers. The researchers said much of the problem is due...

4 years 10 months ago

FAA says airlines are no longer its 'customers'

Airlines will no longer be called "customers" of the agency that regulates them. Randy Babbitt, the new Federal Aviation Administration chief, said Thursday that the agency will stop calling air carriers its "customers" - a practice adopted by the Bush administration. Babbitt also announced a series of initiatives aimed at...

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