he days leading up to and after Thanksgiving are some of the busiest time of the year to fly. Some say a change in the way the FAA hires people for those jobs could affect passengers’ safety.
The government is getting near-daily reports – and sometimes two or three a day – of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It’s a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.
Most people call them drones, but technically they’re unmanned aerial vehicles. Whatever their name, they’re in very high demand, especially for commercial video.
President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have “immediate and full access” to the site in eastern Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down last week.
International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.
At least one American was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine Thursday.
Some students at a local school that trains air traffic controllers are getting bad news: rejections from the FAA because of a new way of hiring.
Police were called Thursday after someone allegedly flew a drone over PNC Park during last night’s Pirates game.
One person was hurt when a small plane went down, hitting some power lines on Saturday afternoon in Fayette County.
Above the Pittsburgh Marathon this weekend, three small remote-controlled copters were shooting pictures of the event.
If you were at the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday and looked up, you might have noticed an object in the sky — an unmanned aircraft system buzzing around the site.
The FAA is investigating after US Airways Flight 1702, which was headed from chilly Philadelphia to the warm weather of Fort Lauderdale, was forced to make an emergency landing just after taking off from Philadelphia International Airport.
For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.
Authorities say a Utah man who was allegedly transporting marijuana worth $1.2 million in a plane was caught at a western Pennsylvania airport.
There is some potential good news for travelers who have a hard time going off-line while in the air.