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Boy Scouts Earn Aviation Merit Badge With Hands-On Airport Experience

It takes months, or even years for pilots to learn to fly. Today, nearly 100 Boy Scouts learned some of the basics.

08/19/2015

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FAA Says Computer Problem Caused Travel Delays

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has resolved a computer problem that caused widespread flight delays throughout much of the Northeastern U.S.

08/15/2015

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FAA: All US United Continental Flights Grounded

All United Continental flights in the U.S. are currently grounded due to computer problems.

07/08/2015

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Police: Green Laser Illuminates Cockpit, Injures Pilots

Police are looking for whoever shined a laser into the cockpit of a UPS plane flying over western Pennsylvania, temporarily blinding the pilots.

06/25/2015

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Insurance Drones Could Be Coming To A Car Crash Near You

Drones have quickly become increasingly common in many circumstances, but what about for insurance?

05/23/2015

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FAA Is Investigating Drone Near-Miss With Television Chopper

This video shot from News Chopper 2 shows an unidentified drone sweeping across the sky after coming within 10 feet of the chopper — twice — at an altitude at least double the allowable drone maximum of 400 hundred feet.

05/15/2015

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FAA Investigating After Drone Nearly Collides With KDKA News Chopper

NewsChopper 2 had a close encounter with a drone while flying over a massive fire in Squirrel Hill.

05/15/2015

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Plane Slides Off The Runway At Butler Co. Airport

Officials say a plane slid off the runway at the Butler County airport.

03/16/2015

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FAA Hiring Changes Leaving Some Qualified Air Traffic Controllers Without Jobs

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.

11/27/2014

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FAA Sees Dramatic Rise In Drone Sightings Near Airports

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.

11/12/2014

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FAA Drone Rules Spark Outcry From Local Businesses

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.

07/24/2014

Pieces of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are pictured on July 18, 2014 in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed.  (Photo Credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Immediate Access To MH 17 Crash Site

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.

07/21/2014

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Monitors Trying To Secure Ukraine Plane Crash Site

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.

07/19/2014

Pieces of wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are pictured on July 18, 2014 in Shaktarsk, the day after it crashed.  (Photo Credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

President: At Least 1 American On Board Malaysia Airline Flight

At least one American was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine Thursday.

07/18/2014

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CCBC Air Traffic Controller Students Rejected By FAA Over New Hiring Process

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.

07/11/2014

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