| May 28, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Two violinists who said that their instruments were not allowed on a US Airways flight have taken their grievances to YouTube in a video showing them protesting on the airport tarmac. Their video, posted earlier this week, has since gone viral and has...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Thank you to the Tribune and reporter Jon Hilkevitch for exposing the new Federal Aviation Administration's hiring practices for air traffic controllers. The public has a right and an invested interest in knowing who is flying and directing the aircraft...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Virgin Galactic, British billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space venture, announced an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration that helps clear the path to send paying customers on a suborbital flight from a spaceport in New...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Perched on the edge of a cruising powerboat, a thrill-seeker in a tethered parachute soon is flying hundreds of feet in the air.
Parasailing has grown in popularity in recent years, in places including Ocean City and Havre de Grace. But so has the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Citing a massive increase in reports of illegal flashing of lasers toward aircraft, the FBI said Tuesday it would expand a program that offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to arrests in connection with the "dangerous and irresponsible"...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The laser pointer that provides endless entertainment to your cat may seem harmless, but federal authorities say the device is increasingly directed at aircraft — putting pilots and passengers in jeopardy.
Known as "lasing," a pinhole-sized...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Here's the thing about the dangerous jobs made famous by reality television shows such as "Deadliest Catch" and "Ax Men" -- the pay is generally lousy relative to the considerable (and literal) risk to life and limb. Fishermen and loggers can expect...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Park Ridge aldermen took a step Monday to placing a question on the Nov. 4 election ballot about the process establishing noise and air quality standards around O'Hare Internatonal Airport.
Aldermen gave the go-ahead to the drafting of a referendum...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Lewis Katz, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, was among seven people killed when a private jet caught fire and crashed as it tried to take off near Boston, the newspaper said Sunday.
Katz, 72, also co-owned Philadelphia's Daily News...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:30 PM
A small plane smashed into a field near Paso Robles Saturday killing the pilot and his passenger.
Soon after the Piper Cub single-engine plane took off around 10 a.m., witnesses watched it veer to the right, spiral and then barrel into the ground,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Test flights claimed the lives of four Florida residents in two separate plane crashes about 90 minutes apart.
One plane crashed near Daytona International Airport on Monday night, killing two people, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office....