FAA Releases New Drone RegulationsThe Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new rules for commercial drones that weigh up to 55 pounds. The rules state that the drones must remain within sight, must only be flow during daylight hours and must fly below 500 feet and no faster than 100 miles per hour.
Good Question: Where Can You Fly A Drone?Early Monday morning, a drone crashed on the White House grounds. On Tuesday, we learned that a government worker has been operating the drone. He told investigators that he had been drinking before he lost control of the device. The incident raises questions about drone guidelines and regulations.
Officials: Plane Bound For Minn. Crashes, Killing OneA small plane bound for Minnesota crashed in central Wisconsin Monday morning, injuring two and killing one.
MSP Air Traffic Returns To Normal; Farmington FAA Facility Picks Up SlackAir traffic in and out of Chicago and other regional airports is slowly returning to normal after Friday's catastrophic fire in an FAA control center.
2 Rescued After Ultralight Plane Crash In Crow Wing Co. LakeTwo people were pulled from a Crow Wing County lake Friday night after the ultralight plane they were riding in crashed. According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. in Agate Lake in Deerwood, Minn.
Good Question: Where Can't US Airlines Fly? The Federal Aviation Administration suspended U.S. flights to Israel for 24 hours after a rocket fell near the Tel Aviv airport. Fighting between Israelis and Hamas militants has led to safety concerns for anyone traveling to Israel. Israel isn't the only war-torn country right now.
Tips On Packing Lightly For VacationFor the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.
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 Grounds Wis. Brewery's Proposed Drone DeliveryEarlier this week, WCCO reported on a Wisconsin craft brewery's plans to deliver its beer by drone. The Federal Aviation Administration has gotten word of the plan, and they're grounding it.
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.
Good Question: Could Drone Delivery Really Take Off?On CBS’ 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a plan to deliver packages within 30 minutes by unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Amazon's "Prime Air' service could be used for packages which weigh less than five pounds, and can only be sent to destinations that are within 10 miles of an Amazon distribution center. Bezos said he hopes the service could be ready in four years. "I know this looks like science fiction," Bezos said. "It's not." So, how realistic is this idea?
Superior Skydivers Hope To Save Skydiving Company The skydivers who survived two planes colliding in far northwest Wisconsin are hoping the dramatic video footage of that day will help save the company that owns the planes.
FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On PlanesGovernment safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.
Official: Plane Crash Kills 1 In Central Minn. One person died Monday after a small plane crashed near an airport in central Minnesota. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. just west of the runway at the Princeton Municipal Airport, a city official said.
1913 Replica Biplane Crash-Lands In Duluth Harbor, No One HurtNo one was hurt after a 1913 replica biplane crashed in the Duluth-Superior Harbor near Skyharbor Airport late Tuesday morning, according to authorities. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the Lark of Duluth, a 1913 flying boat-type aircraft, crashed into the water after a brief flight. Mark Andrew Marino, of Duluth, piloted the plane and was its sole occupant.