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  • For the record

    No-fly zones: An article in the Nov. 10 Section A about flight restrictions over Disney theme parks misstated the Federal Aviation Administration's positions on no-fly zones over Disney parks and sports events by implying the agency was seeking their...
  • In the Pipeline: Ex-manager's birthday evokes Meadowlark Airport's high-flying legacy

    In the Pipeline: Ex-manager's birthday evokes Meadowlark Airport's high-flying legacy
    After thanking everybody, he said, with a smile and in his small voice, "This is the last plane to leave Meadowlark Airport." Then his forefinger pulled the trigger on a handheld launcher, sending the small, green plastic airplane across the room....
  • People Express told to leave Newport News/Williamsburg airport terminal

    People Express told to leave Newport News/Williamsburg airport terminal
    The Peninsula Airport Commission gave People Express notice to leave the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport terminal Monday because the company has not paid the airport approximately $100,000 in passenger facility charges. The money has...
  • Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt

    Midway safety system will bring jets to grinding halt
    Midway Airport is the first airport in the world to install a bed of lightweight glass rocks beyond the end of a runway that in an emergency crumbles to bring a landing jet traveling at 80 mph to a halt, according to aviation officials. The technology...
  • Santa Monica versus the FAA over airport

    Santa Monica versus the FAA over airport
    The Santa Monica Airport has long been embattled. City officials and nearby residents have made no secret of the fact that they are weary of it, especially as larger and larger private jets take off from and land on its single runway. Neighbors, some...
  • Demand surges for drones on film and TV sets

    Demand for drones on film and TV sets is soaring. Southern California companies that supply unmanned aircraft systems for filming say they have received a surge in orders from clients since the Federal Aviation Administration cleared the way for their...
  • O'Hare noise commission silent on voter referendums

    O'Hare noise commission silent on voter referendums
    This week's voter referendums on jet noise were the elephant in the room that officials did not address Friday during a meeting of the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission. Commission members instead went through the motions of conducting their...
  • Voters kill airport, parks tax proposals, OK Malibu land measure

    Voters kill airport, parks tax proposals, OK Malibu land measure
    A measure to keep Santa Monica airport open and a tax to raise money for Los Angeles County parks were defeated in this week's election, but a proposition to control development in Malibu passed by a wide margin, according to results confirmed Wednesday....
  • Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise

    Voters speak loudly on O'Hare noise
    Chicago and suburban voters sent a clear message to federal aviation officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday that a combination of strict controls and remedies including more residential soundproofing is needed to address increasing noise over many...
  • Airline Seat Rebuttal

          My column Tuesday focused on a proposal by the National Association of Airline Passengers to have the FAA set minimum standards for the width of passengers seats and the amount of legroom, expressed in terms of “seat pitch.”    I...
  • Nonbinding votes on minimum wage, millionaire tax on track for Democrats

    Nonbinding votes on minimum wage, millionaire tax on track for Democrats
    Two referendum questions aimed at boosting Election Day turnout among Democrats were on track to pass overwhelmingly Tuesday, with voters backing an increase in the minimum wage and higher income taxes for millionaires. Neither of those statewide ballot...