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  • Drones banned at New Mexico hot air balloon festival

    (Reuters) - The organizers of the world's largest hot air balloon festival said on Thursday the use of drone aircraft in the vicinity of the colorful event is banned for safety reasons. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which starts on...
  • Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?

    Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?
    United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights. Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
  • More than 800 flights canceled in Chicago due to weather, fire issues

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Incoming stormy weather and operational problems caused by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control facility forced the cancellation of more than 800 flights on Thursday at Chicago airports. More than 525 flights at O'...
  • Weather forecast prompts airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at O'Hare, Midway

    Weather forecast prompts airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at O'Hare, Midway
    The threat of storms was enough for airlines to cancel nearly 800 flights at Chicago's airports Thursday, as last week's fire at the Aurora radar center continues to disrupt air traffic across the country. As of 3:30 p.m., more than 490 flights were...
  • Flights cancelled as thunderstorms expected to roll in Thursday afternoon

    Expected storms rolling in Thursday are already prompting airlines to cancel flights out of O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. As of 8 a.m., 130 flights out of O'Hare Airport had been cancelled and 19 more fligths had been delayed. At...
  • Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center

    Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center
    Brian Howard has spent much of his adult life below the surface. After high school, he spent three years as a machinist mate on a nuclear submarine in the Pacific. For the past eight years, he has worked as a telecommunications specialist in the...
  • Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr

    Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr
    The opening paragraph of "The Glass Cage," Nicholas Carr's cautionary tale of unchecked technology, puts readers in an airplane on final approach as the Federal Aviation Administration issues a 2013 safety alert. Flight automation, declares the untitled...
  • State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law

    State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law
    Maria Sachs is a quintessential politician. The state senator rarely makes a public appearance without wearing a Hillary Clinton-style power suit, with maybe a piece of nautical flair – say, a starfish brooch – to remind voters that, yes,...
  • Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights

    Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights
    Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data. The data, obtained by the Tribune...
  • Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones

    Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones
    Home and auto insurer USAA said it has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how drones could be used to improve how it settles claims during natural disasters. USAA, which serves 10.4 million current and former members of...
  • Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, has died at the age of 88, a family friend said on Wednesday. Mock, a Newark, Ohio, native known as "the flying housewife," died in her Florida home on Tuesday,...