| Feb 25, 2014
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:...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
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...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 11:19 PM
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.
| Sep 14, 2011
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...
| Nov 10, 2010
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:24 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:25 PM
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'...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 9:35 AM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:28 PM
An extra 200 feet is making a big difference at Greenwood's air strip.
"We are going to see the Greenwood Airport really take off in a new direction and it is exciting," said Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers.
After seeing a boost in private jet traffic during...