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  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point? But if more passengers are having...
  • Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

    Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use
    When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers. But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with...
  • Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial

    Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone armed with a camera. Sound far-fetched? In Florida, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws...
  • Blue Angel talks to students about his experiences

    Blue Angel talks to students about his experiences
    As school assemblies go, this one was a winner. Austin Machin listened to a Blue Angels pilot speak for an hour at the Dundalk and Sollers Point high schools Friday, walked out and said, "I am at a loss for words about how awesome that was." The 16-...
  • Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform

    Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform
    For six straight hours for four straight afternoons during one of the largest ship-hosting events in Baltimore history, all water traffic within a large rectangle in the middle of the harbor is being completely restricted by a cadre of law enforcement...
  • Attacks' Chicago impact [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the second of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

    American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs
    American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday. The move, which does not yet affect attendants at...
  • Overcoming disabilities, pilot impresses his peers

    WICHITA, Kan. The first time Randy Green interviewed about becoming the company's pilot, it was over the phone. He knew he had to tell his prospective boss that he was born without hands or feet. He didn't want to waste the man's time. "How do you fly?"...
  • Pilot Survives Watertown Plane Crash

    Pilot Survives Watertown Plane Crash
    WATERTOWN — A pilot lost control of a small plane and crashed in the back yard of a home on Tuesday morning, a police official said. The man had no obvious injuries, said Robert Desena, deputy police chief. "He walked away from the plane,"...
  • Pilot killed at Reno Air Races, scene of 2011 crash

    (Reuters) - A veteran pilot died when he crashed during qualifying for the National Championship Air Races, official said on Tuesday in Reno, where 11 people were killed in 2011 when a World War Two-era plane slammed into the ground near the grandstand....