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  • FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

    Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA officials said they plan to spending...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...
  • FAA Expected to Permit Use of Drones on Film Sets

    The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce on Thursday that it will allow the restricted use of unmanned aircraft, or drones, on movie and TV locations. The agency has scheduled a press call later on Thursday with Secretary of...
  • Filmmakers Get Permission to Use Drones in the U.S.

    The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Thursday that it will allow the restricted use of unmanned aircraft, or drones, on movie and TV locations. The agency's approval had been expected. It grants a waiver to six aerial photo and video...
  • 818 Roundup: Man sitting on bench hit by truck; FAA implements helicopter noise complaint system

    818 Roundup: Man sitting on bench hit by truck; FAA implements helicopter noise complaint system
    Good morning, locals! Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 88 degrees and a low of 68. Here are some of the latest headlines from the area: - A 25-year-old Eagle Rock woman was killed Saturday...
  • Robert Poli dies at 78; air traffic controller led failed 1981 strike

    Robert Poli dies at 78; air traffic controller led failed 1981 strike
    Robert E. Poli, an air traffic controller who rose to the top of his union and led a 1981 strike that turned into a momentous defeat for organized labor, died Sept. 15 at his home in Meridian, Idaho. He was 78. Poli's death from kidney and respiratory...
  • Officials deny Ferguson no-fly zone was designed to keep out media

    Police and aviation officials denied a report Sunday that they ordered a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Mo., this summer in order to keep news helicopters away from the protests that formed after a police officer killed an unarmed man.  St. Louis County...
  • Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem

     Voters get chance to be heard on O'Hare noise problem
    As the number of complaints about jet noise from O'Hare International Airport have set new records nearly every month over the past year, Chicago officials have responded that only a relatively few households are the sources of those gripes. On Tuesday,...
  • Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth

    Despite rocket explosion, Wallops Island seen as force for economic growth
    As the countdown to the ill-fated Wallops Island rocket launch began Tuesday evening, Todd Burbage directed his gaze skyward into the sunset. "I heard a boom and saw a plume of smoke," said Burbage, a local real estate developer watching from a dock in...
  • Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off

    Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off
    The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds. About...
  • Airport Board: Staff didn't have training to tranquilize bears

    When a helicopter pilot spotted a family of black bears on the grounds of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport last week, officials said staff had no choice but to remove the potential threat. Airport staff shot and killed a 275-pound sow...