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  • Top consumer issues in travel: NextGen

    Probably no single issue will have a greater impact on our air travel system than the NextGen (Next Generation) air-traffic control (ATC) system slowly being implemented by the FAA, airlines and other airspace users. And emphasize the "slowly" part:...
  • The Biblioracle: Anticipating books is half the fun

    The Biblioracle: Anticipating books is half the fun
    By now, you've probably all thoroughly digested Jeff Bezos' "60 Minutes" bombshell that he foresees a future in which Amazon delivers books via drones. The reactions seemed to range from "that's awesome" to "that's idiotic" to "that's impossible." I...
  • Anatomy of a canceled flight

    Anatomy of a canceled flight
    My phone buzzed in the darkness of my Los Angeles hotel room a few weeks ago. It was American Airlines announcing that my flight due to take off in five hours was canceled due to bad weather. It seemed reasonable. High winds and heavy snow were...
  • Daum: Electronically, up in the air and at loose ends

    Daum: Electronically, up in the air and at loose ends
    In the scheme of mythical hazards — that you should never swim immediately after eating, that touching a frog will give you warts, that you'll grow hair on your hands if you, well, you know — the idea that an iPod could bring down a plane...
  • O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone

    O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone
    The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. As the...
  • Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly

    Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly
    There is a line where government's encouraging private business turns into government's getting into private business, and Leesburg is standing at the line. It's time to back away. Sunday's column detailed half the plan to build a Florida Energy and...
  • Tavares' Drury pitching Taiwan relationship

    John Drury is the human form of a baseball automatic pitching machine. He just keeps throwing ideas out there, one after another after another. Some land right over home plate. Others, not so close. His plan for an amphitheater on the shore of Lake Dora...
  • Pilot transported to hospital after helicopter crash in Jefferson Co.

    Pilot transported to hospital after helicopter crash in Jefferson Co.
    A pilot was transported to the hospital Friday morning following a helicopter crash in Jefferson Co. Authorities said the crop duster helicopter crashed into a soybean field about a half mile east of State Road 3 on State Road 256. The aircraft was...
  • Navy jet has 'catastrophic mechanical malfunction,' hits apartments in Virginia

    Navy jet has 'catastrophic mechanical malfunction,' hits apartments in Virginia
    A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to...
  • Six suffer minor injuries following helicopter crash in Noblesville

    Six suffer minor injuries following helicopter crash in Noblesville
    A helicopter crashed near a Noblesville golf course, injuring six people Thursday evening. It happened around 6 p.m. in the 11000 block of Hanbury Manor Boulevard near the Sagamore Golf Course. "It was coming down very steep and you could see it wasn'...
  • FAA, NTSB investigate fiery helicopter crash in Noblesville

    FAA, NTSB investigate fiery helicopter crash in Noblesville
    The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of a fiery helicopter crash in Noblesville Thursday evening. The helicopter crashed in the 11000 block of Hanbury Manor Boulevard near the...