Good Questions: Fountain Money, Car Seats & MoreEvery Friday, Heather Brown looks at some of your Good Questions that didn't get turned into a full segment. This week, she's looking into the language of pilots, the shelf life of car seats, and the fate of all those pennies you've tossed into the Mall of America's fountains.
Drone Standards Tough To Reach For Young PilotsMegan Halek could be the best unmanned aircraft pilot coming out of the University of North Dakota's highly regarded aviation program this year: She's aced a training program and has enough air experience to fly private jets worldwide.
Sun Country Pilots Approve New Contract With 'Substantial Raises'Sun Country Airlines pilots have approved a new contract that their representatives say will provide them with “substantial pay raises” and other improvements.
A Guide To CBS' 2015 Pilot Season OrdersThe 2015 pilot season has started, and CBS has already ordered plenty of new dramas and comedies
Good Question: When Can Planes Fly In Bad Weather?This Thanksgiving holiday, Mother Nature apparently didn't consult the calendar. Wednesday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year. That makes for particularly bad timing because a Nor'easter capable of dropping many as 13 inches along the East Coast is set to hit Wednesday morning.
Blue Angels Return To Duluth Air Show After Being GroundedAfter being grounded last year because of the government's sequestration, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have returned to Minnesota. They will be flying this weekend as one of the most popular performers in the Duluth Air Show.
Good Question: How Can A Pilot Get Lost?Every day, almost 30,000 planes take off and land in the United States without a hitch. But a new report released by the Associated Press found at least 150 flights have landed or almost landed at the wrong airport since the mid-90s. These flights include a cargo 747 that landed at a small Kansas airport last fall, eight miles from its intended target. And there was a Southwest 737 last month that was headed for Branson, Mo. but ended up at a small airport seven miles away.
FAA Enacts New Rules To Fight Pilot FatigueNew rules take effect Saturday to limit pilot hours in the cockpit, and to make sure they're getting enough rest between flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires that all commercial pilots receive 30 uninterrupted, off-duty hours per week - a 25-percent increase from previous regulations. Before they go on duty, pilots must now get 10-hour rest periods, including eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. And depending on when their flight begins, the rules limit a pilot's time in the cockpit to eight or nine hours.
Delta Pilots Ratify New Contract Pilots at Delta Air Lines Inc. say they have approved a new contract that will bring them raises and also allows the airline to fly more 76-seat regional jets.
159 Mesaba Pilots Are Back On The JobMore than 100 pilots are getting their jobs back, two years after they were let go.